Carmarthenshire residents rewarded for putting rubbish in the bin

Two people who were shopping in Carmarthen town centre have been rewarded for putting their rubbish in the bin.
Instead of fining people for dropping litter, council environmental enforcement officers were thanking residents and entering them into a prize draw for helping to keep the county clean.
The day of action, which took place just before Christmas, was organised by Keep Wales Tidy in local authorities across Wales.
The aim of the operation was to raise awareness of litter issues and encourage people to look after the environment in which they live.
Debbie Davies, from Meidrim, won a £15 shopping voucher from the council, whilst Llandysul resident Amanda Labram won a £75 shopping voucher in the all-Wales draw, courtesy of Keep Wales Tidy.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “Carmarthenshire was one of a number of authorities that took part in ‘Operation Christmas Spirit’, organised by Keep Wales Tidy.
“As well as fining those people that drop litter or don’t clean up after their dog; it is also important to recognise good behaviour and as a council we carry out a quarterly prize draw to win £15 worth of shopping vouchers. We are delighted that thanks to officers from Carmarthenshire, a shopper in Carmarthen won the all Wales prize too.
“Keeping Carmarthenshire clean and safe for both residents and visitors is a top priority.”

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