Man fined for dumping black bags at housing estate
14th May 2018
Dumping black bags at a housing estate has cost a Llanbister man £200 after he was fined by Powys County Council.
The council's Waste Awareness and Enforcement Team issued the fixed penalty following an incident earlier this year where six black bags of waste were found dumped at Minerva Close in Llandrindod Wells.
Local residents complained and provided vital intelligence which linked the waste to the offender, who was issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice.
The man accepted the fixed penalty notice and paid £200 as an early repayment option is available if the fine is paid within 14 days.
Six fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping offences have now been issued since the Welsh Government approved the Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) (Wales) Regulations 2017 last November.
The team are now warning people that they are stepping up their enforcement activities and anyone found fly-tipping could be issued with a fixed penalty notice or prosecuted in more serious cases.
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste, said: "Fly-tipping is a criminal office which blights our communities, harms our environment and costs taxpayers money.
"We are working hard to educate residents and businesses of the correct ways to dispose of their waste and prevent them misusing the service. However, we are stepping up our enforcement activities to clamp down on those who dispose of their waste inappropriately.
"We hope this will act as a warning to show that we will investigate this anti-social behaviour and take the appropriate enforcement action.
"We want to make Powys a more welcoming place for residents and visitors, and this starts by having a clean environment."