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

Sarah Godfrey
Jo Ellis
Darren Evans
Paul Jones
Jodie Cornish
Matt Moose
Mia Tobin
Martin Green
Vicky Abraham
Sheila Matthews
Pat Clutton
Mary Jones
Toni Gwilliam
michelle clixby
natalie Lewis
Lynn Jones
Susan Robbins
John Lewis
michael Olijnyk
Wil Moss
zena connolly
Alison Corley-Rhodes
Vicky Hand
James Allen
Elaine Anderson
David Connolly
Sharon West
Joanna Wojewoda
Cerys Robertson
Gary Austin
831 signatures

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  • Sarah Godfrey
    signed 2020-06-02 22:56:45 +0100
  • Jo Ellis
    signed 2020-06-02 21:44:51 +0100
  • Darren Evans
    signed 2020-06-02 21:40:12 +0100
    Rid us of Liverpools waste. Dump it in Liverpool where it belongs. They made it dump it there. All for a quick buck. Disgusting smells for years and the fire was terrible for those living nearby. Dump it now!
  • Paul Jones
    signed 2020-06-02 21:15:11 +0100
  • Jodie Cornish
    signed 2020-06-02 20:51:30 +0100
  • Matt Moose
    signed 2020-06-02 20:50:28 +0100
    It’s time to bin the bin. It’s time to force manufacturers to cease designing for the dump. Check out “The Story Of Stuff” if you need some inspiration for what exactly to do. . Also support moves to enact international law against the crime of Ecocide: . Thankyou
  • Mia Tobin
    signed 2020-06-02 20:32:14 +0100
  • Martin Green
    signed 2020-06-02 20:17:06 +0100
    All landfill sites should be closed and priority given to greater recycling
  • Vicky Abraham
    signed 2020-06-02 19:41:34 +0100
    It’s been a local problem for a long time. It needs to be closed.
  • Sheila Matthews
    signed 2020-06-02 19:38:04 +0100
    It should never have been allowed so close to communities to begin with. We have had to endure the wretched stench for years, but this is the last straw. The fumes were terrible, I still have a sore throat from breathing them in. It’s all very well saying close all windows and doors, but you have to venture outside at some point, and it was burning for four days.
  • Pat Clutton
    signed 2020-06-02 19:36:21 +0100
  • Mary Jones
    signed via 2020-06-02 19:18:11 +0100
  • Toni Gwilliam
    signed 2020-06-02 19:08:16 +0100
  • michelle clixby
    signed 2020-06-02 19:02:34 +0100
  • natalie Lewis
    signed 2020-06-02 18:00:00 +0100
  • Lynn Jones
    signed 2020-06-02 17:37:43 +0100
    About time
  • Susan Robbins
    signed 2020-06-02 17:07:37 +0100
  • John Lewis
    signed 2020-06-02 17:06:12 +0100
    Rubbish from Liverpool tipped in Wales that’s all you get from Labour in control in Cardiff. Probably nothing will be done as normal, because Cardiff Labour government don’t care about north wales and never will. FACT
  • michael Olijnyk
    signed 2020-06-02 16:40:29 +0100
  • Wil Moss
    signed 2020-06-02 16:39:44 +0100
    Please close the place as to have such a place so close to a village and to bring things to be dumped for a England to contaminate our air and our land is totally unacceptable
  • zena connolly
    signed via 2020-06-02 16:22:46 +0100
  • Alison Corley-Rhodes
    signed via 2020-06-02 16:21:52 +0100
    Mae hwn yn beryglys ofnadwy sy wedi ddifrodi’r awyr, tîr a ddwr yn yr ardal.
  • Vicky Hand
    signed 2020-06-02 15:56:25 +0100
  • James Allen
    signed 2020-06-02 15:55:55 +0100
  • Elaine Anderson
    signed 2020-06-02 15:50:33 +0100
    Protect the local people who live in North Wales. Merseyside has no rights here . Site needs to be closed immediately.
  • David Connolly
    signed 2020-06-02 15:38:52 +0100
  • Sharon West
    signed 2020-06-02 15:31:24 +0100
  • Joanna Wojewoda
    signed 2020-06-02 15:23:48 +0100
  • Cerys Robertson
    signed 2020-06-02 15:18:48 +0100
  • Gary Austin
    signed 2020-06-02 15:12:49 +0100
    Why do have to allow England to import waste and impose pollution in wales.

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