RAMBLERS Cymru is backing the call from Fly-tipping Action Wales for walkers in Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to be vigilant and report incidences of illegally dumped waste to their local council waste team.

Last year, there were more than 38,000 fly-tipping incidents in Wales that cost over £2m of taxpayers’ money to clear up. Many of these incidents were recorded in popular Welsh beauty spots including the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and key areas of the 870-miles Wales Coastal Path.

Ramblers Cymru spokesman Rebecca Brough said: “Keeping our countryside, coastlines and national parks free of litter and fly-tipped waste is an important factor in encouraging as many people as possible to enjoy the benefits that walking brings.

“That’s why we’re encouraging our groups to be vigilant when out and about this summer and report fly-tipping incidences to their local authority.”

Gary Evans, at Fly-tipping Action Wales, said: “We live in a beautiful part of the world and we all have a legal duty of care to ensure that items of household and business waste are disposed of responsibly and safely. Failure to do so can result in serious fines.

“That’s why we are encouraging members of the public to be our eyes and ears on the ground this summer.”