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

Ann Wilkinson
Ianr Fidler
Sharon Farmer
Patricia Davies
Dan Elder
Myra Booth-Cockcroft
Susan Hughes
Kelvin James
Megan Taylor
Simon Evans
Dave Owen
John Henry
Dave Farrall
Seren Jarvis-Roberts
David Audsley
Beverley Edwards
Denise Rodway
Joanne Pearce
Gerallt Owain Smith
William Kelleher
ken hughes
Peter Morley
Keith Stockdale
Janice Taylor
Alun Roberts
Jackie Dexter
Florin Mosneanu
Alison Layland
Joanne Dodd
Llyr Gruffydd
830 signatures

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Showing 616 reactions

  • 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!
  • Ianr Fidler
    signed 2020-06-14 13:10:41 +0100
    It is a sad indictment on our weak councils that we haven’t refused to take Liverpool rubbish.RISE UP
  • Sharon Farmer
    signed 2020-06-11 21:05:33 +0100
  • Patricia Davies
    signed 2020-06-11 09:27:21 +0100
    I worked on the community, delivering care to vulnerable people during the night, I traveled down the 483 at least 3 times a night, and the smell is awful, worse around 3am.

    The thick smoke that the fire caused could be smellt miles away
  • Dan Elder
    signed 2020-06-10 21:28:46 +0100
  • Myra Booth-Cockcroft
    signed 2020-06-10 21:28:19 +0100
  • Susan Hughes
    signed 2020-06-10 19:13:18 +0100
  • Kelvin James
    signed 2020-06-10 19:03:37 +0100
    Should never have been granted as the license was issued 10 years before the contract was granted and would not have been issued at the time of the contract placement due to it’s proximity to residential homes. Sold down the river by Carwyn Jones
  • Megan Taylor
    signed 2020-06-10 19:03:11 +0100
  • Simon Evans
    signed 2020-06-10 18:21:09 +0100
  • Dave Owen
    signed 2020-06-09 07:11:08 +0100
  • John Henry
    signed 2020-06-08 22:34:47 +0100
  • Dave Farrall
    signed 2020-06-08 21:25:11 +0100
  • Seren Jarvis-Roberts
    signed 2020-06-08 19:49:10 +0100
  • David Audsley
    signed 2020-06-08 19:27:01 +0100
  • Beverley Edwards
    signed 2020-06-08 17:08:35 +0100
  • Denise Rodway
    signed 2020-06-08 16:30:27 +0100
  • Joanne Pearce
    signed 2020-06-08 16:16:43 +0100
  • Gerallt Owain Smith
    signed 2020-06-08 14:55:26 +0100
    The site should be closed. Cofiwch Dryweryn.
  • William Kelleher
    signed 2020-06-08 14:14:05 +0100
  • ken hughes
    signed 2020-06-08 13:41:54 +0100
    Thanks for your excellent work on clean air and environmental issues. This is not just a “my backyard” issue but one that concerns all of us. Good to see Plaid taking the concerns of Wrexham to heart. Diolch dros ben. Ken
  • Peter Morley
    signed 2020-06-08 13:22:39 +0100
    Liverpool takes water from Wales and then sends Wales their rubbish. Time for this to stop!
  • Keith Stockdale
    signed 2020-06-08 12:54:42 +0100
  • Janice Taylor
    signed 2020-06-08 12:42:38 +0100
    I fully support the petition to close the site. Why do we in Wales have to take Liverpool’s waste? I am sure they wouldn’t take ours.
  • Alun Roberts
    signed 2020-06-08 12:35:58 +0100
  • Jackie Dexter
    signed 2020-06-08 12:34:24 +0100
  • Florin Mosneanu
    signed 2020-06-08 12:32:55 +0100
  • Alison Layland
    signed 2020-06-08 12:27:11 +0100
  • Joanne Dodd
    signed 2020-06-07 09:40:37 +0100
  • Llyr Gruffydd
    signed 2020-06-06 19:08:13 +0100

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