- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Fly tipping and litter which is not put in the bin can have a lasting effect on the local economy, Assembly Member Joyce Watson has claimed. The Labour Member for Mid and West Wales added that illegal fly-tipping adds a burden to the work of local authorities who are left to clear up the mess.
“Not only is it unpleasant to live in an area which has bits of rubbish spoiling the landscape, it is also in the interests of the entire community to keep their area tidy in order to attract businesses and families,” Mrs Watson claimed.
“I have conducted research into how widespread fly-tipping is across the region and the dropping of litter and fly-tipping can be extremely damaging to the community. Not only are tourists less likely to visit a landscape which is blighted by carrier bags or bottles but it becomes a less attractive place to live and work. I would urge residents to take pride in the area in which they live and stop the needless act of littering.”