AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a huge amount of waste was fly tipped.

The rubbish was dumped at a location off Llanrwst Road, between upper Colwyn Bay and Bryn y Maen.

PC Eryl Lloyd, on secondment to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) from North Wales Police Rural Crime Team, said: “It is mainly green waste material, however there are also several loads of household clearance waste.

“Evidence has been obtained from within the waste and we continue to investigate so that appropriate action can be taken.

“This behaviour, by a small minority of irresponsible people who break the law, will not be tolerated.

“Cleaning up fly-tipping costs money; it’s dangerous and potentially harmful to health; it spoils our enjoyment of the area and can cause serious pollution.

“Where there is a realistic prospect of prosecution we will pursue cases through the courts," Mr Lloyd added.

Any incidents of illegal dumping of waste can be reported on the NRW incident hotline on 03000 65 3000.

To help tackle illegal dumping of waste, NRW coordinates a partnership initiative called Fly-tipping Action Wales, which gives advice on how to get rid of waste safely, legally and responsibly.