Fly-tippingOne of the statements received with even more incredulity than most of the others made from the panel at the meeting in Llan was that fly-tipping has indeed increased since the civic amenity sites were closed, but only in the Ebbw Vale area - where of course they have retained their recycling site.
I can only assume that people in this valley haven't been reporting it since it's been very obvious to me and many others that there's been a huge increase. So, can I urge everyone to report every incident of fly-tipping they see? Don't assume someone else has done it. And follow it up if it isn't cleared in reasonable time.
Here is a link to the council's fly-tipping page
The important bits are that you'll need to phone 01495 311556, tell them where it is and give them some idea of the content of the waste and quantity.
I really think this is an area where we could get a reversal in the council's policy. It would be a fairly small victory but it all adds up