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

Mike Williams
Amanda Jones
Ian Mclaren
Eluned Evans
Patricia Griffiths
Kelvin Britner
Wendy Miller
Ben Wood
C Firminger
Alistair Irving
Lynn Charlton-Blore
Andrew Lockwood
G Dixon
Jamie Connolly
Zaki Yunsi
Gareth Davies
rebecca trehearn
Lee Baines
Jennifer Lloyd
Gillian Taylor
Simon Clark
Stuart Erlandson
Paul Jones
peter trehearn
Amanda Thomas
Scott Needham
John Moss
Jackie Evans
E Davies
Carmen Cox
831 signatures

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  • Mike Williams
    signed 2020-06-06 17:27:03 +0100
  • Amanda Jones
    signed 2020-06-06 11:50:54 +0100
  • Ian Mclaren
    signed 2020-06-05 19:28:52 +0100
  • Eluned Evans
    signed 2020-06-05 17:19:30 +0100
    Approval should never have been given, it’s within metres of houses and the recent fire proves that it is dangerous and NOT, as Carwyn Jones said when he approved the site, having no impact on the locality! Should be closed be closed!
  • Patricia Griffiths
    signed 2020-06-05 17:04:14 +0100
  • Kelvin Britner
    signed 2020-06-05 16:22:22 +0100
    Tip causing stench The fire

    Also their wagons speed up and down our toad
  • Wendy Miller
    signed 2020-06-05 14:10:30 +0100
  • Ben Wood
    signed 2020-06-05 13:54:28 +0100
  • C Firminger
    signed 2020-06-05 11:54:52 +0100
    Each county should be responsible for its own refuse and the stench from this landfill site has been polluting a large area for far too long.
  • Alistair Irving
    signed 2020-06-05 11:17:55 +0100
  • Lynn Charlton-Blore
    signed 2020-06-05 11:01:46 +0100
    We gag every time we pass the rotten eggs smell off this stinky tip.I remember it as a wildlife reserve with crested newts herons lots of wildflowers…now its a chemical nightmare filled with toxic waste from Liverpool…Wales is the poor cousin again we send you clean water and don’t want your crap….take it back!
  • Andrew Lockwood
    signed 2020-06-05 05:37:40 +0100
  • G Dixon
    signed 2020-06-05 02:00:19 +0100
  • Jamie Connolly
    signed via 2020-06-04 23:40:51 +0100
  • Zaki Yunsi
    signed 2020-06-04 21:55:24 +0100
  • Gareth Davies
    signed 2020-06-04 21:20:37 +0100
  • rebecca trehearn
    signed 2020-06-04 20:35:44 +0100
  • Lee Baines
    signed 2020-06-04 20:11:57 +0100
  • Jennifer Lloyd
    signed 2020-06-04 19:14:44 +0100
    Enough is enough we’ve had enough of the stench, flies, seagulls and now the fire. Shut it down before something worse happens to our village and let Liverpool deal with their own rubbish!
  • Gillian Taylor
    signed 2020-06-04 16:50:49 +0100
  • Simon Clark
    signed 2020-06-04 15:03:04 +0100
    Clearly procedures in place are inadequate an a simple apology from enovert is not enough. Corners are being cut for profit. On what was one of the hottest nights and days of the year residents of Wrexham county (not just local to site) were forced to close windows and stay inside to avoid Toxic fumes. Additional pressure was placed on the fire service and police in closing local roads. This site constantly emits foul odour and is far too close to residential areas. It is time that strong action is taken by NRW in closing the site down for good.
  • Stuart Erlandson
    signed 2020-06-04 12:54:29 +0100
  • Paul Jones
    signed via 2020-06-04 12:12:31 +0100
  • peter trehearn
    signed 2020-06-04 11:53:50 +0100
    Disgrace that it was ever allowed
  • Amanda Thomas
    signed 2020-06-04 11:38:18 +0100
  • Scott Needham
    signed 2020-06-04 11:32:52 +0100
  • John Moss
    signed 2020-06-04 07:03:47 +0100
  • Jackie Evans
    signed 2020-06-04 06:51:13 +0100
    Absolutely disgusting, Asthma Sufferer could smell it in Rhos, Absolute joke on both Sides
  • E Davies
    signed 2020-06-04 06:20:35 +0100
  • Carmen Cox
    signed 2020-06-04 04:59:43 +0100

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