37 people fined for environmental offences

A total of 37 people were fined for various environmental crimes in Carmarthenshire during the last three months.
It includes 23 fixed penalty notices for dropping litter, seven for dog fouling, six for failure to comply with the council’s recycling scheme / trade waste offences; and one for failing to provide waste transfer notes.
The fixed penalty notices were issued by the council’s environmental enforcement officers during, August, September and October.
The officers carry out patrols across the county as well as responding to complaints made by members of the public.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “Officers deal with a wide range of issues from abandoned cars, fly-posting and graffiti, to people not cleaning up after their dogs and dropping litter, as well as fly-tipping, making sure businesses are complying with duty of care legislation and householders with the recycling scheme.
“Keeping the county clean and safe is a key priority for the council and we will not hesitate to take action against those that break the law.
“Hopefully by publicising these fines, we can deter people from this type of anti-social behaviour.”

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