To pay for the removal of the tips, £150,000 was taken from the disaster fund—lowered from the initial £250,000 first requested—the NCB paid £350,000 and the government provided the balance, with the proviso it was only up to a million. The trustees of the fund voted to accept the request for payment after realising that there was no alternative if they wanted the tips removed. O. Davies, the only member of the committee to vote against the payment, resigned in protest. There was a reminder of the danger for the residents of Aberfan when, in August 1968, heavy rain caused slurry to be washed down the village’s streets.
If you are still unsure about which service is going to fit your needs the best, get in touch with us where we will be happy to help. It’s the ideal solution for areas where a skip can’t be set down. Always need to hire skips and waste collections services across the UK. Andrew is very knowledgable about access and permits required for various areas and it takes a huge weight off my shoulders going through 1 company to arrange everything than looking for local companies in every region of the UK.
Our rates for Rubbish Clearance business include our generous free labour allowances and we will load all of the rubbish, wherever it is on the property. Moreover, we will dispose of the waste in an environmentally friendly and ethical way. We remove waste, rubbish and unwanted items from commercial premises, construction sites and domestic houses and gardens. Our service includes a two man team who are insured and licensed to load the waste materials – from anywhere on the property – onto our trucks, sweep up after the job is complete and transport the waste to a registered transfer station. There were seven spoil tips on the hills above Aberfan; Tip 7—the one that slipped onto the village—was started in 1958 and, at the time of the disaster, was 111 feet high.
Tip 4 at Aberfan, which had been used between 1933 and 1945, was large, and had been started on boggy ground between two streams. At the time of its planning, the Merthyr Tydfil borough engineer thought that despite the position, it would be unlikely to avalanche. Following some ground movements in the tip in the early 1940s, a drainage channel was dug in early 1944. In November that year part of the tip slid 1,600 feet down the mountain to stop approximately 500 feet above the village. In May 1963 Tip 7 shifted slightly; in November that year there was a more substantial slide.
I lik you can order the bag in advance & keep it around because the exact date work starts can change. The rubbish was quickly and efficiently cleared the next morning. I booked the men with van service to clear a pile of miscellaneous junk.