One of TCC’s most famous issues. In 1999 TCC stopped an incinerator being built and secured recycling for Wrexham County instead. An incinerator would have tied the County in to a contract for the next 25 years. Initially there was no community consultation at all, so that was the first action for TCC. However, when the consultation came out it was completely inadequate, which was very misleading and had no mention of incineration at all.
TCC got 13,000 signatures for an alternate proposal, one which used recycling and composting instead. We worked with the NFU, local businesses, County Councillors, Community Councils, MPs, and AMs.
Although initially envisioned as a short-term action, by 2005 TCC had defeated three separate planning applications being championed by council officials.