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

Phil Davies
Doug Fortune
Iola Lewis
Jan mapp
Alan Harding
Scott Rogets
Kimberley Jones
Janice Hughes
Lynne Field
Helena Parker
Lena Hughes
gemma latham
donna Obrien
Anthony Griffiths
jodi eastwood
Katy Templman
Carole Clutton
Amy Stead
catherine roberts
Angie Cunningham
Denise Thomas
Samantha Davies
Daniel Jarvis
Rachel Parry
Cindy Hellyn-Jones
Holly Holmes
Nia Hawkes
Laura Pierce
Eileen Pritchard
834 signatures

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  • Phil Davies
    signed 2020-06-01 14:47:04 +0100
  • Doug Fortune
    signed 2020-06-01 14:46:31 +0100
    Seeing as this isn’t even our rubbish then why should we put up with it?
  • Iola Lewis
    signed 2020-06-01 14:44:38 +0100
  • Jan mapp
    signed 2020-06-01 14:43:57 +0100
    im signing because i feel for the people that livebright by it plus we could smell the smoke in chirk
  • Alan Harding
    signed 2020-06-01 14:43:38 +0100
    Didnt agree with it in the first place
  • Scott Rogets
    signed 2020-06-01 14:43:08 +0100
    Needs closing asap.
  • Kimberley Jones
    signed 2020-06-01 14:42:59 +0100
  • Janice Hughes
    signed 2020-06-01 14:42:45 +0100
    This is an awful site very often smell it from the a483 needs closing down
  • Lynne Field
    signed 2020-06-01 14:39:26 +0100
  • Helena Parker
    signed 2020-06-01 14:39:17 +0100
    Its disgusting what we as a village have to put up with
  • Lena Hughes
    signed 2020-06-01 14:37:33 +0100
  • gemma latham
    signed 2020-06-01 14:37:26 +0100
    We dont want this anymore, it stinks all year round and the fire was the last straw. It’s not safe for anyone especially children as it near to a school and big residential area.
  • donna Obrien
    signed 2020-06-01 14:36:59 +0100
  • Anthony Griffiths
    signed 2020-06-01 14:36:46 +0100
    We residents of Johnstown and surrounding areas have had more than enough to deal with regarding the circus that is the Kronospan factory in Chirk, between the fires and their crap pumping into the air, this landfill just adds to the problem! It’s not even our rubbish going there, unless we are suddenly classed as Merseyside now?! Enough is enough
  • jodi eastwood
    signed 2020-06-01 14:36:43 +0100
    Definitely close it, the continuous smell, danger to health and reams of rubbish strewn along the A483 !!!!
  • Katy Templman
    signed 2020-06-01 14:36:11 +0100
  • Carole Clutton
    signed 2020-06-01 14:35:32 +0100
  • Amy Stead
    signed 2020-06-01 14:33:29 +0100
  • catherine roberts
    signed 2020-06-01 14:33:22 +0100
    Close the landfill asap
  • Angie Cunningham
    signed 2020-06-01 14:30:56 +0100
  • Denise Thomas
    signed 2020-06-01 14:24:03 +0100
  • Samantha Davies
    signed 2020-06-01 14:23:53 +0100
  • Daniel Jarvis
    signed 2020-06-01 14:19:45 +0100
  • Rachel Parry
    signed 2020-06-01 14:19:23 +0100
    I would like to see it closed down , the smell in the hot weather is disgusting and when it had the fire we were forced to close windows and doors in this heat . It was unbearable .. it’s only a matter of time before the same thing happens again .
  • Lisa 👑 Jayne
    @leighrogers79 tweeted link to this page. 2020-06-01 14:17:29 +0100
  • Cindy Hellyn-Jones
    signed 2020-06-01 14:17:28 +0100
  • Holly Holmes
    signed 2020-06-01 14:17:01 +0100
    Close the landfill site for everyone’s safety.
  • Nia Hawkes
    signed 2020-06-01 14:16:53 +0100
  • Laura Pierce
    signed 2020-06-01 14:16:22 +0100
  • Eileen Pritchard
    signed 2020-06-01 14:16:11 +0100

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