Newtown resident fined for fly-tipping

Image of black bin bags

3 November 2020

Image of black bin bagsDumping household waste on private property in Newtown has cost one resident £200 after they were fined by Powys County Council.

The incident of fly-tipping on Crescent Street, which was witnessed and reported by a member of the public, was investigated by the council's environmental protection team. The team were able to identify the offender, who was issued with, and subsequently paid, a £200 fixed penalty notice.

"There is absolutely no excuse for fly-tipping at any time. But at a time when everyone is doing their upmost to stay safe, anti-social acts of this kind are unacceptable." Explains Cllr James Evans, Cabinet Member for Environmental Protection

"Not only are a small minority of people causing harm to our beautiful environment, they are also breaking the law by disposing of their waste illegally. Individuals found guilty of such offences can expect to receive the appropriate penalties."

Members of the public are urged to report any incidences of fly-tipping to help us catch and reprimand offenders.

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