Litter headache – what should I do?

8 August 2016

This latest dumping of household waste bags at the weekend – with photos posted by residents on our Facebook page – brought a strong reaction from residents.

Councillor Lynda Thorne and Ashley Lister of Grangetown Community Action contacted council waste officials and enforcement officers about the mess left in Penarth Road.

It was finally cleared away by Monday morning.

Residents are reminded that putting out bags before the collection day – usually Tuesday for recycling and alternate Tuesdays for general waste in Grangetown – is against regulations and those who persist could be fined.

Last summer, so-called Section 46 notices were served in Grangetown to warn people who flouted the rules and half a dozen who ignored advice were fined £100.

What can I do?

  • You can check your collection date by going to the Cardiff Council website here.
  • You can also sign up for waste reminders and there is also an app for your phone.
  • You can also report waste issues or fly-tipping if you see any online at the C2C website. Or call 029 2087 2087 or 029 2087 2088 (Welsh)
  • If you want to lend a hand, why not volunteer with Keep Grangetown Tidy who organise monthly litter-picks? Details on www.grangetowncardiff.co.uk. The next is meeting at 09.45 on Saturday 20th August at the Taff Embankment near Aber Street.

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