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Carmarthenshire Council cracks down on litter louts

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Carmarthenshire Council cracks down on litter louts

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Almost £2,000 in on-the-spot fines have been handed out to litter louts in Carmarthenshire in recent weeks.

Carmarthenshire County Council enforcement officers have witnessed offences and followed up reports from members of the public to catch offenders caught littering.

They have been making use of new powers to hand out larger fines for more serious offences too.

Here is a summary of offences and fixed penalty notices (FPN) issued:

  • £350 FPN issued to a male who fly-tipped garden waste and concrete products in the Ponthenri area
  • £350 FPN issued to a male for leaving bags on the ground at Llwynhendy Library’s recycling facilities, ignoring warning signs not to do so
  • £350 FPN issued to a female leaving bags on the ground at Tir Ynys Recycling facilities, Felinfoel, ignoring warning signs not to do so
  • £300 FPN issued to male who failed to produce waste transfer notes within seven days at our offices for waste taken from his business
  • £100 FPN issued to male for failing to clear after his dog fouled in the Caswell Street area of Llanelli
  • £100 FPN issued to a male for failing to clean up after his dog fouled at Llanelli’s North Dock
  • £75 FPN issued to a male who dropped a cigarette butt in the area of Penygaer playing fields, Llanelli
  • £75 FPN issued to a male who dropped a cigarette butt in Morrison’s car park, Llanelli
  • £75 FPN issued to a female who threw a cigarette butt from her vehicle, in the area of Cross Hands Business Park, Cross Hands
  • £75 FPN issued to a male throwing fast food litter on the ground at B&Q Trostre
  • £75 FPN issued to a female throwing fast food litter on the ground at B&Q Trostre
  • £75 FPN issued to a male at Heol Cropin in Dafen for throwing can of coke into a hedge
  • £75 FPN issued to a female for placing empty cardboard boxes on floor at Morrisons Recycling Centre, Parc Pemberton, ignoring warning signs not to do so
  • £75 FPN issued to a male for littering at Morrisons recycling centre, Parc Pemberton, Llanelli

Two enforcement notices have also been issued.

A S47 enforcement notice was issued to a business in Llanelli town centre who was found disposing waste in a mixture of purple trade and blue domestic recycling bags and also putting them out several days too early.

A S46 enforcement notice was issued to a householder in Llanelli who put needles in a black bag for kerbside collection, a health and safety hazard for bin collection crews and members of the public.

Cllr Philip Hughes, Executive Board Member for enforcement, said: “This is completely unacceptable behaviour. Fly-tipping and littering is not only bad for our environment, but costly to clear. There are plenty of facilities for proper disposal of rubbish and recycling, and a weekly kerbside collection service – there really is no excuse.”

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