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
Gillian Cooper
Steven Edwards
Abi Hughes
Shaun Conway
Andrea Brotherton
Gareth Jones
Bethan Hughes
Jake Burrows
evan owens
Jonathan Bennett
Helen Wright
Mandy Edwards
Sonia Cheetham
Kirsty Jones
Matthew Trehearn
Rhian Evans-Trott
Jonathan Price
Donna Garrett
Cerys Davies
Karen Jeal
Sara Hughes
Laura Foley
Natalie Jones
Katie Jones
Julie Evans
Ceri Garrett
Viviane Peoc’h
Raedene Davies
Kelly Bellis
834 signatures

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  • Kayleigh Price
    signed 2020-06-02 09:01:38 +0100
  • Gillian Cooper
    signed 2020-06-02 09:01:04 +0100
  • Steven Edwards
    signed via 2020-06-02 08:59:23 +0100
  • Abi Hughes
    signed 2020-06-02 08:39:36 +0100
  • Shaun Conway
    signed 2020-06-02 08:27:24 +0100
  • Andrea Brotherton
    signed via 2020-06-02 08:26:46 +0100
    The smoke/smell reached as far as oswestry. Please act now for the people in the area
  • Gareth Jones
    signed 2020-06-02 08:25:05 +0100
  • Bethan Hughes
    signed 2020-06-02 08:10:17 +0100
  • Jake Burrows
    signed 2020-06-02 08:06:11 +0100
  • evan owens
    signed 2020-06-02 08:04:05 +0100
  • Jonathan Bennett
    signed 2020-06-02 07:54:14 +0100
  • Helen Wright
    signed 2020-06-02 07:29:06 +0100
  • Mandy Edwards
    signed via 2020-06-02 07:24:34 +0100
  • Sonia Cheetham
    signed via 2020-06-02 07:19:31 +0100
  • Kirsty Jones
    signed via 2020-06-02 07:11:51 +0100
  • Matthew Trehearn
    signed 2020-06-02 06:58:15 +0100
  • Rhian Evans-Trott
    signed via 2020-06-02 06:29:19 +0100
    I wish to support the petition to close the Hafod site. We should have never had a waste placed so close to our village and should not have been running along as it has. The fire was a warning to how dangerous this site is. The air we had to endure was awful and this isn’t the only time the smells coming from the site are unbearable!
  • Jonathan Price
    signed 2020-06-02 06:22:37 +0100
  • Donna Garrett
    signed 2020-06-02 06:22:01 +0100
    Awfull thing , we have constant flies and mats around the property
  • Cerys Davies
    signed 2020-06-02 05:43:57 +0100
  • Karen Jeal
    signed 2020-06-02 05:29:25 +0100
  • Sara Hughes
    signed via 2020-06-02 05:21:11 +0100
  • Laura Foley
    signed 2020-06-02 03:26:53 +0100
  • Natalie Jones
    signed 2020-06-02 03:16:18 +0100
  • Katie Jones
    signed 2020-06-02 01:51:23 +0100
    I live less than half a mile from the tip, the site’s income overrides the social effects which is disgusting. Not even Welsh waste, but Merseyside ! Why should I as a local resident be presented with the rancid smell and toxic fumes when I wake up every morning.
  • Julie Evans
    signed 2020-06-02 01:10:00 +0100
  • Ceri Garrett
    signed 2020-06-02 00:55:40 +0100
    This should b closed Down for good.
  • Viviane Peoc’h
    signed 2020-06-02 00:50:09 +0100
  • Raedene Davies
    signed via 2020-06-02 00:37:49 +0100
  • Kelly Bellis
    signed via 2020-06-02 00:36:53 +0100
    The last straw was the fire exposing us all to toxic fumes lives are worth more than money close it now! It is affecting so many peoples lives.

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