As reported by Wales Online, two fridges which appear to be full of sheets of asbestos have been discovered outside a boxing gym where up to 25 children visit daily.
Mark Atkins, head coach and owner of Caerau Ely Amateur Boxing Club, said his son discovered the fridges, along with other fly-tipped building materials, when he went to lock up the gym at about 6pm on Sunday.
The 53-year-old, who has run the community boxing club in Trelai Park, Ely, for two years, said he’s worried about children disturbing the materials which were dumped in the car park near a container used to store rugby equipment.
“I can have up to 20 or 25 children coming from 4.30pm onwards and they all have to come past the gym,” Mark said.
“It’s the fact that it’s children who are going in. Adults can stay away from it, but kids might not know. They just see a sheet of board.”
He added: “It’s annoying more than anything. I can understand it’s difficult to get rid of it but they should know that dumping it right outside a gym is extremely dangerous.”
Caerau ward councillor Peter Bradbury said: “I’m absolutely furious. For some idiot to dump a fridge full of what we suspect contains asbestos is unforgivable really.
“It’s my community park as well and when you are putting money into these things you don’t want people to stop coming to use the facilities.”
Coun Bradbury said he has been in contact with the council and has been told the site will be cleared as soon as possible.
“I can’t condemn the people who have done this enough really. The minority shouldn’t be ruining it for the majority. It’s disgraceful.”
Cardiff council cabinet member for clean streets and recycling councillor Michael Michael, said: “Fly-tipping is completely unnecessary – it damages the environment and costs the tax payer a significant amount of money each year.
“If anyone has witnessed this fly tipping in Caerau and has seen who has done it or the registration details of the vehicle, please report it to the C2C on 02920 872087.
“The message to the people that have done this, if we catch you, you will face court action with a possible fine of up to £50,000 or 6 months imprisonment.”