Fly-tipping in north Wales – ‘Not Up My Street’
Keep Wales Tidy has joined forces with Adra and others across Wales to launch ‘Not up my street’ a new national campaign to tackle Fly-tipping.
One of Wales’ leading environmental charities is calling on tenants across Wales to dispose of their unwanted household items correctly.
With its new waste campaign, Keep Wales Tidy hopes to reach communities across Wales, educating them on correct waste behaviours, options for removing household items and calling on tenants to do the right thing.
A host of events will be held across Wales this year, for tenants to learn new skills, save money and dispose of their unwanted items correctly.
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.
Keep Wales Tidy Chief Executive Owen Derbyshire said:
“Fly-tipping has been on the rise in recent years, with the disruption caused by the pandemic having a clear impact on the cleanliness of our communities. Dumped items on the street costs local authorities millions to remove, and – put simply – looks awful”
“Our new campaign looks to encourage communities across Wales to keep their local areas free from household waste and say ‘Not Up My Street’.”
“Thankfully, upcycling and repairing items has never been more popular. That’s why we’re excited to be working alongside local authorities and housing associations to help communities do their bit, both through our community engagement events, and in our pop-up repair cafes”
“Disposing of your unwanted household items is easier than you think, and – crucially – cheaper than a fine.”