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Contractors working for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council start removing illegal waste from Cwmaman beauty spot

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has started moving the illegal waste they dumped in the Glynhafod beauty spot known locally as “The reservoirs”.

RCTCBC were only allowed to tip and reuse 1,000 tonnes of this waste under the U1 exemption?


Natural Resources Wales had given advice and guidance to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council with regard to this site. Natural Resources Wales will expect Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to remove from site 1,460 tonnes in order to comply with the 1000 tonne limit for the U1 exemption. The agreed date that the work will be undertaken is 31st March 2016.


By not complying with the U1 exemption and the law Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have to now conform by removing 1,460 tonnes illegally dumped but at what cost to local ratepayers?


The cost of taking the waste from the £50 Million plus new school at Aberdare transporting it to Glynhafod and then dumping it further up the mountain and then grading off the waste.


Now the procedure has to be repeated to remove the waste to a landfill site. Driving through Cwmaman is not easy harder with 150 loads in Twenty Tonne Lorries through narrow streets.

Ratepayers have had to put up with a hike in council tax again with cuts in public services. The Labour run council say they are short of money not hard to see why.


Local Labour councilor Tina Williams was asked where the waste is going to be transferred to, from the Glynhafod Reservoirs no response was forthcoming; ratepayers deserve a full explanation and the total cost of the exercise after all its all ratepayers money the council have used on an unproductive undertaking.