Volunteer Teams Get Picky with Fly Tippers

November 6, 2014

As part of joint community clean-up project, staff from CELSA Manufacturing UK joined a number of local residents as well as representatives from GD Environmental, Cardiff Council, Protea Services and Keep Wales Tidy, which all joint forces to tackle the litter problem along Seawall Road in Tremorfa, which in recent years has been a fallen victim to fly tippers.

Teams of volunteers collected tonnes of litter and rubbish along the road as part of an initiative to encourage more active participation in helping to restore and maintain the natural environment of the local community.

The organisers, CELSA Steel, provided in the excess of 30 volunteers, whilst Keep Wales Tidy provided the necessary equipment essential for the littler pick, including; gloves, litter pickers and bio-gradable bags. GD Environmental provided a number of skips to accommodate the waste collected from the exercise, while Cardiff Council waived the costs of the skip permits. 

A total of 18.6 tonnes of waste was collected from the exercise, and taken to GD Environmental’s waste recycling facility in Newport, where 17.8 tonnes of waste has been recycled.

With the current litter problem effecting both local businesses and residents, Richard Weaver, Keep Wales Tidy Project Officer for Cardiff, said: “Unfortunately, there’s still a minority of people who irresponsibly dispose of their waste and it can leave communities and residents frustrated. This event has not only helped clean up a fly-tipping hotspot, but it’s also given the residents the support and confidence they need to tackle the issue

The joint community partnership is also working alongside Willows High School, who’s students have designed and produced a number of signs and notices that will be placed along Seawall Road by Cardiff Council as part of an attempt discourage fly tippers and raise awareness of this on-going issue.

Volunteer Team Waste Management