A rubbish amnesty day will be held in Haverfordwest today (Friday) for residents to get rid of unwanted white goods, in a bid to curb fly-tipping in the county.

This week’s anti-fly-tipping campaign is urging residents and businesses to dispose of their waste safely, legally and responsibly, after Flycapture Data reported 732 cases of flytipping in Pembrokeshire last year, which cost the tax payer almost £48,000.

The amnesty day, encouraging residents to get rid of unwanted fridges, dishwashers and washing machines, from noon today at the Courts and Fleming Crescent in Haverfordwest .

Pembrokeshire County Council cabinet member for environmental and regulatory services Councillor Huw George said that fly-tipped green waste was a problem too.

He said: “It looks unsightly, it can attract rats and it causes non-native plants to spread to the natural environment.

The waste can also attract further fly-tipping and cause pollution.”

He added that the county council would resume its green waste collection service on February 25th.

Other events include waste awareness presentations to construction students at Pembrokeshire College, and clean-ups with the National Trust to remove asbestos tipped on its land in the north of the county.