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

Megan Williams
Lynne Morris
Alwyn Humphreys
Sally Zarzyna
Rachel Christie
Jennifer lewis
Abi Thomas
Emma Touhey
Angela Hughes
Donna Jones
Susan Griffiths
Sue Bolingbroke
Charlie Zolman
Anthea Jones
Steve Bolingbroke
Kerry Hogg
Karl Phillips
Ellie Williams
Ashley Wright
Anne Morris
Steve Gittins
Rob Fris
Clare Jones
Deanna Truby
Elizabeth Davies
Penny Rutter
Meinir Huws
John Jones
Maria Staples
Alex Thomas
831 signatures

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  • Megan Williams
    signed 2020-06-01 23:48:23 +0100
  • Lynne Morris
    signed 2020-06-01 23:45:24 +0100
    It’s about time the tip was closed it absolutely stinks when I drive past after finishing work at 10pm I have to hold my breath or drive another way round
  • Alwyn Humphreys
    signed 2020-06-01 23:38:31 +0100
    A disgrace and mistake from Day 1.
  • Sally Zarzyna
    signed 2020-06-01 23:36:03 +0100
    We have been dealing with the awful smell for years and loads of seagulls. Then to have a major fire that was toxic to us all was the last nail in the coffin. So please for me and my children’s sake shut it down
  • Rachel Christie
    signed via 2020-06-01 23:31:51 +0100
  • Jennifer lewis
    signed via 2020-06-01 23:25:01 +0100
  • Abi Thomas
    signed 2020-06-01 23:22:37 +0100
  • Emma Touhey
    signed via 2020-06-01 23:15:39 +0100
    My eldest son was sick the day after the fire and my dog had diarrhoea the Two day after. We kept our windows and doors closed as much as we could in the 24 degree heat which was unbearable.
  • Angela Hughes
    signed 2020-06-01 23:12:31 +0100
  • Donna Jones
    signed 2020-06-01 23:05:21 +0100
    Close it
  • Susan Griffiths
    signed 2020-06-01 22:49:14 +0100
    I live near the tip and for years have put up with bad smells so bad i havent been able to sit in my garden ,dust bird poo on my Windows and washing and now the fire with all the toxic fumes!!
  • Sue Bolingbroke
    signed 2020-06-01 22:43:31 +0100
  • Charlie Zolman
    signed 2020-06-01 22:43:06 +0100
  • Anthea Jones
    signed 2020-06-01 22:40:16 +0100
  • Steve Bolingbroke
    signed 2020-06-01 22:38:42 +0100
  • Kerry Hogg
    signed 2020-06-01 22:34:10 +0100
  • Karl Phillips
    signed 2020-06-01 22:33:45 +0100
  • Ellie Williams
    signed 2020-06-01 22:31:29 +0100
  • Ashley Wright
    signed 2020-06-01 22:30:03 +0100
  • Anne Morris
    signed 2020-06-01 22:26:17 +0100
  • Steve Gittins
    signed 2020-06-01 22:22:32 +0100
  • Rob Fris
    signed 2020-06-01 22:17:21 +0100
  • Clare Jones
    signed via 2020-06-01 22:16:13 +0100
  • Deanna Truby
    signed 2020-06-01 22:16:04 +0100
  • Elizabeth Davies
    signed 2020-06-01 22:14:40 +0100
  • Penny Rutter
    signed 2020-06-01 22:13:35 +0100
    Hafod is edge of Ruabon. Second landfill site. It’s time to close it. The smell is disgusting when you drive past. Liverpool can take their own rubbish.
  • Meinir Huws
    signed 2020-06-01 22:12:50 +0100
  • John Jones
    signed 2020-06-01 22:07:08 +0100
    John Jones
  • Maria Staples
    signed via 2020-06-01 22:01:11 +0100
  • Alex Thomas
    signed 2020-06-01 22:00:52 +0100

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