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Tyres dumped Illegally

Written by on 28th November 2017

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is asking for the public’s help as it investigates recent illegal fly-tipping offences in the Treforest area.

Over the last few months piles of tyres have been illegally dumped on four separate occasions – and two of the offences took place in quick succession recently.

The Council takes fly-tipping offences very seriously and, where appropriate, takes further action when the culprits can be identified.
The two most recent offences took place in the lane between Gwyn Street and Birchwood Avenue, and in the area known as ‘White Tips’ off Dan-y-Bryn Road.

The Council is reviewing CCTV recordings from the areas, and possible suspects for these offences are being investigated. It is also asking members of the public to come forward if they know who is responsible.

Please note, tyres can be responsibly recycled at each of the Council’s seven Community Recycling Centres (CRCs).

Nigel Wheeler, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Director of Highways and Streetcare Services, said:

“The Council investigates all fly-tipping cases, and if an offender can be identified we will not hesitate to take enforcement action – including bringing Court proceedings against individuals, where appropriate.

“We have seen a number of fly-tipping incidents in Treforest recently, and four relating to the illegal dumping of tyres – all of which are currently being investigated. Two of those happened in the same week recently. These offences are serious, as they are a blight on the environment, and are costly and time-consuming to deal with.

“We have been able to view CCTV footage in the area and have identified a vehicle which we believe is involved, and are currently investigating the matter with a view to beginning criminal proceedings

“We are urging anyone who has seen anything or knows who is responsible for the fly-tipping incidents in Treforest to come forward, to help the Council’s investigations.”

If you have any information about the offences, please call us on 01443 425067

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