Carmarthen man fined for fly-tipping

A Carmarthen man has been fined after bags of rubbish belonging to him were found fly-tipped.
Carwyn Evans, aged 39, of Heol Glasfryn, Peniel, was fined £400 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £498.37 (including clean up costs of £396.65) and a £40 victim surcharge.
He pleaded guilty to an offence contrary to Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Carmarthen Magistrates Court.
The court heard that on Thursday, June 13 officers from Natural Resources Wales were working at forestry near Llanllawddog when they found 15 black bags of rubbish.
They contacted the environmental enforcement section and an investigation was carried out.
Evidence was found linking the rubbish to Evans who lived just over four miles from the location of the fly-tipping.
He told officers that he had given the rubbish to a man in a white van to dispose of and admitted that he had not checked whether he was a registered waste carrier.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “If you pay someone to get rid of your waste and they are not registered – you will be held responsible if they dump your rubbish illegally.
“We all have a part to play in keeping our communities clean, if everyone takes responsibility for their own rubbish, we can all help to drive the professional fly-tippers out of business.”
For a full list of registered waste carriers visit www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk or call 0300 065 3000.

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