Anti Fly-tipping Project

Hello, I'm Daniel Lewis. I'm a 17-year-old volunteer working to stamp out fly-tipping in the Merthyr and Caerphilly Borough. Back in January 2021, I was with my parents driving over the Merthyr & Gelligaer Common on my way home. As we were driving on the mountain roads, I became disheartened at the sight of fly-tipped waste everywhere. So, I decided to take action. I spent my early days clearing the rubbish alone and paying for disposal costs through pocket money and savings but inspired businesses soon rushed to support my cause by helping me to pay for skips which disposed of over 40+ tonnes of illicitly dumped waste and by helping to fund a massive solar CCTV network which operates 24/7 across main roads and fly-tipping hotspots on the Merthyr & Gelligaer Common to deter potential fly tippers and to pursue a prosecution should someone still decide to fly tip their waste. 

Since then I have expanded my project further into the heart of communities in the Merthyr and Caerphilly Borough by running a tyre amnesty skip scheme to allow residents to dispose of unwanted vehicle and bike tyres for FREE and a community skip scheme to allow residents to dispose of any unwanted rubbish for FREE and to educate residents on how to correctly dispose of their waste. This project was done with the help of local business Step Up Skip Hire & Demolition of Treharris who was kind enough to sponsor the cost of each community skip. 

I want to continue working to stamp out fly-tipping in the Merthyr and Caerphilly Borough but unfortunately my projects are not possible without funds to cover costs for skips, CCTV, anti-flytipping signage and equipment which is why I have decided to set up a GoFundMe page. 100% of your donation will go towards funding my anti fly-tipping project. I take NO CUT from any donations received. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my story and thank you for considering to make a donation.

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