Fly-tipping ‘Not a Good Look’

Fly-tipping in Wales has been on the rise in recent years, and it has a devastating impact on the environment and our local communities. Whilst illegally dumped rubbish is not a good look, it is also dangerous and expensive to remove.

Keep Wales Tidy has joined forces with local authorities and universities across Wales to launch ‘Not a good look’ a new national campaign to tackle Fly-tipping.

With cost of living on the up, it’s never been trendier to recycle or repair your unwanted items. From repair cafes to clothing swaps, Keep Wales Tidy and Universities across Wales are playing host to a number of events for students this Winter to learn new skills, save money and dispose of their unwanted items correctly.

Keep Wales Tidy has also developed a suite of campaign resources for Universities to display around campuses and online to nudge students into doing the right thing with their unwanted household items.

“It’s fairly clear to see that fly-tipping has been on the rise in recent years, with the pandemic exacerbating the issue. Dumped items in the middle of the street is not a good look, costs local authorities millions to remove, and has a seriously detrimental impact on our communities. So, with that in mind, our new campaign aims to educate and encourage students to keep their communities looking great by disposing of household waste items correctly. Dumping stuff improperly may seem a quick fix, but the cost to communities and our local environment is very real. Plus, disposing of your unwanted household items is far easier than you think (and cheaper than a fine!) We also know that upcycling has never been trendier, and that’s why we’re excited to be working with universities across Wales on everything from repair cafes to recycling pop-ups this Winter. To find out how you can do your bit, search large waste collection today.”

Owen Derbyshire
Keep Wales Tidy Chief Executive

The nationwide campaign is being run as part of Caru Cymru (a Welsh phrase meaning ‘Love Wales’) – an inclusive movement led by Keep Wales Tidy and councils to inspire people to take action and care for the environment.

Search large waste collection to discover affordable ways to dispose of your unwanted items.

Easier than you think, cheaper than a fine.

Always check they are a licensed waste carrier with Natural Resources Wales

www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/CheckWaste

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