Miller Argent working with the community to tackle fly-tipping on Merthyr Common

Miller Argent was part of a contingent of organisations from across Merthyr Tydfil that came out in force to combat the persistent blight of illegal fly-tipping on Merthyr Common.

As part of a community action day representatives from a number of local agencies met up on the common and spent the day cleaning up over five tonnes of illegally dumped waste.

Partners from Fly Tipping Action Wales, Keep Wales Tidy, the Gelligaer and Merthyr Commoners Association , Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, the Probation Service, Biffa Waste, Thomas Waste Management and the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, all voluntarily contributed their time and services to clear the fly-tipped debris from the common.  At the end of the day the rubbish was then taken to the nearby Trecatti landfill site to be disposed of responsibly.

The clean-up day is part of a wider community-led action plan for the area which Miller Argent is involved with. The action plan will also include the installation of new signage and barriers on the common to help deter illegal waste dumping activity on the common. Surveillance measures will also be implemented to identify any perpetrators and deter illegal activity in the area with a view to prosecuting them.

Miller Argent’s Environmental Officer Georgina Taubman said:

“Flytipping on Merthyr Common is a long standing issue and, as a responsible neighbour, we are committed to working with local community organisations to help reduce the negative impacts associated with this extremely antisocial and illegal activity. Officers from Miller Argent have volunteered their time to take part in today’s successful fly tipping clearance event which has gone someway to improving the local landscape for the enjoyment of all.”

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Over five tonnes of fly-tipped waste was collected for disposal