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Primary school is latest target of Splott fly-tippers

A PRIMARY school is the latest victim of fly-tippers in Splott.

Rubbish was dumped outside Moorland Primary School earlier this week, according to campaigner Andrew Williams, and cleared away by Cardiff council today.

Lib-Dem AM Eluned Parrott has condemned the council’s policy towards fly-tipping.

Assembly Member Eluned Parrot said: “Whenever I am in Adamsdown or Splott, just walking around with my phone, I am tweeting pictures to the council and saying come on let’s have a look at this.”

 

Liberal Democrat AM Eluned Parrott

Liberal Democrat AM Eluned Parrott

“The back lanes are absolutely disgraceful in parts of Adamsdown and Splott, and it’s also in the corner of the street.”

As was previously reported in the Cardiffian, residents in Adamsdown and Splott have voiced their disgust at the level of fly-tipping in the area.

Miss Parrott was extremely critical of the council’s policy to charge £25 to replace stolen bins.

This policy, coupled with the need to provide proof of being a Cardiff resident when disposing of rubbish at local dumps, has made Miss Parrott believe that the council’s waste management policy is too chaotic.

“People expect their local authorities to at least get the basics right, but the way they’ve introduced the changes have been very chaotic.

“They were charged £25 for replacement bins, so one of the councillors put a question into the council about how often this had happened because they had brushed it aside as a very minor affair.

“It has happened more than 200 times since they introduced the new bins. They’ve also introduced a policy whereby if you go to the dump or the recycling centre they will ask you to prove your identity and whether you live in the city.

Fly-tipping - Areas of Splott have been plagued by rubbish

Fly-tipping – Areas of Splott have been plagued by rubbish

“So people are being turned away from the dump because they didn’t bring a gas bill and a photo ID card with them.

“I mean just how difficult do we want to make it for people to dispose of their rubbish properly.”

The 36-year-old AM believes that the council’s policy towards fly-tipping stems from national government recycling targets.

“The problem we have here is that it’s all been done in a bit of a panic because they were being threatened by a half a million pound fine by the Welsh Government for missing their recycling targets.

“All this reorganisation has been about recycling targets.

“Of course they have spent £3 million trying to avoid a £250,000 fine.”

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