Close Hafod Tip

The recent fire at the Hafod landfill site between Johnstown and Ruabon caused a large plume of dense black smoke to spread across the local area. People were urged to close their windows and stay indoors - for good reason. The burning of plastics and other waste materials can create dioxins and furans, highly toxic chemicals that can get into the food chain and accumulate in larger mammals, including humans.

The landfill site at Hafod quarry was imposed on the community more than a decade ago by councils in Merseyside, who saw this as an easy way to dispose of their rubbish. Despite being refused planning permission initially by Wrexham Council, it was granted on appeal by the then environment minister Carwyn Jones.

We need an independent inquiry to find out how the fire started and assess the dangers caused by the landfill site.

We also need councils to take responsibility for their waste and stop taking the easy option of dumping it in Wales. 

We say close Hafod landfill site down and recycle or re-use your rubbish.

Please sign and share our petition.



Following the fire at Hafod landfill site, we call for the following:

- an independent inquiry to find out how the fire started and assess the dangers caused by the landfill site.

- for other councils to take responsibility for their waste and stop taking the easy option of dumping it in Wales. 

- close Hafod landfill site down 


Who's signing

Kayleigh Price
Avril Smith
Christopher Jones
philip watts
Ruth Batten
Ben Parry
Daniel Formstone
Ken Williams
David jackson
Harriet Bartlett
Nial Cain
Lewis Sheppard
Brian Richards
Paul Jarvis
John Andrew
Jemma Jones
Karl Williams
erica Taylor
Ian Owen
Mandy Thomas
Peter Saul
john davies
William Duckett
Paul Quayle
James Roberts
Ann Hughes
Vicky Thompson
Diane Colley
Ann Wilkinson
831 signatures

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  • Kayleigh Price
    signed 2023-10-18 13:08:26 +0100
  • Avril Smith
    signed 2021-11-10 22:50:46 +0000
  • Christopher Jones
    signed 2021-09-16 22:40:30 +0100
    Absolutely disgraceful council to allow others waste
  • Chloe Roberts
    followed this page 2020-12-30 14:28:47 +0000
  • philip watts
    signed 2020-12-17 13:54:12 +0000
  • Ruth Batten
    signed 2020-12-17 11:57:20 +0000
  • Ben Parry
    signed 2020-12-12 11:32:56 +0000
  • Daniel Formstone
    signed via 2020-12-11 16:33:04 +0000
  • Ken Williams
    signed 2020-12-11 14:41:55 +0000
  • David jackson
    signed 2020-12-11 13:38:20 +0000
  • Harriet Bartlett
    signed 2020-09-01 23:53:55 +0100
  • Nial Cain
    signed 2020-07-17 20:46:07 +0100
  • Lewis Sheppard
    signed 2020-07-14 11:25:38 +0100
  • Brian Richards
    signed 2020-06-25 18:20:54 +0100
    Debris on roads, vile smells and a worrying unexplained fire. Fumes from the fire made the whole family sick for days. When will WCBC act and protect local residents.
  • Paul Jarvis
    signed 2020-06-24 13:39:01 +0100
    day and day after fire were terrible for stench and acrid taste was really nauseating
  • John Andrew
    signed 2020-06-24 09:25:04 +0100
  • Jemma Jones
    signed 2020-06-24 08:43:31 +0100
    I work around Johnstown every day and the smell is awful! Its smells like gas and it hurts your eyes and hits the back of your throat!!! Now that cant be good for anyone
  • Karl Williams
    signed 2020-06-24 08:23:10 +0100
  • erica Taylor
    signed 2020-06-24 07:21:41 +0100
  • Ian Owen
    signed 2020-06-24 04:40:14 +0100
  • Mandy Thomas
    signed 2020-06-23 22:17:05 +0100
    Absolute disgrace that the site was allowed to reopen prior to any investigation results.

    Massive thanks must go to the fire service for all of their efforts.

    Carwyn Jones has a lot to answer for!
  • Peter Saul
    signed 2020-06-23 21:46:20 +0100
    We send them our water, they give us their rubbish
  • john davies
    signed 2020-06-23 21:26:44 +0100
  • William Duckett
    signed 2020-06-23 20:49:08 +0100
  • Paul Quayle
    signed 2020-06-23 12:57:48 +0100
  • James Roberts
    signed 2020-06-22 08:12:03 +0100
  • Ann Hughes
    signed 2020-06-16 19:04:12 +0100
  • Vicky Thompson
    signed via 2020-06-16 11:38:51 +0100
  • Diane Colley
    signed 2020-06-16 09:40:04 +0100
    Sick of the constant smell, especially in the summer. We can’t enjoy our garden because of the smell and we can’t even have our windows open
  • Ann Wilkinson
    signed 2020-06-16 08:08:17 +0100
    Wrexham has such a good record of late with recycling. How come Ruabon and Johnstown have to put up with this foul smelling tip? It ought to be shut NOW!

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