Council tackles fly-tipping, litter and dog fouling offences to help Keep Carmarthenshire clean

291 days ago

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Environment Enforcement team continues to clamp down on those guilty of fly-tipping, littering or dog fouling, with recent enforcement action resulting in court prosecutions and fixed penalty notices (FPNs) being issued. 

A resident of The Ashes estate, Meinciau, Kidwelly has been prosecuted in a magistrate’s court for failing to clear her dog’s faeces forthwith. The incident was reported to Carmarthenshire County Council and a witness statement was provided which resulted in a £100 FPN being issued. The resident failed to pay this within the specified time. She was found guilty and fined £220, ordered to pay costs of £818.60 and a surcharge within 28 days. 

A Carmarthen resident has been prosecuted in a magistrate’s court for littering a cigarette end at Morrisons car park in Carmarthen, witnessed by Environmental Enforcement Officers. He was issued with a £125 fixed penalty notice which he failed to pay within the specified time. He pleaded guilty to the littering offence in a magistrate’s court and was fined £140 and ordered to pay £150 costs.  

A resident of Delabeche Street, Llanelli has been prosecuted for offences under Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for depositing black bags in the vicinity of Delabeche Street on three sperate occasions. After failure to comply with a Notice issued in May 2022, she was subsequently issued with a FPN for breaching the Notice on 8th December 2022, which she failed to pay. While the case was waiting to be heard at court, the resident committed the same offence in March 2023.  The resident plead guilty by post and was fined £80 with £703.24 costs and £32 victim surcharge in Llanelli Magistrates 

The following £125 fixed penalty notices were issued for litter offences: 

Carmarthen resident for depositing a contaminated blue recycling bag at Russell Terrace recycling facility, Carmarthen. 

Tumble resident for depositing a contaminated blue recycling bag in a car park at Heol Y Neuadd, Tumble. 

Glanamman resident for depositing McDonalds food packaging at Myrtle Hill, Carmarthen. 

Glanamman resident for depositing a blue recycling bag at Glanamman Community Centre car park. 

The following £400 fixed penalty notices were issued were for fly-tipping offences: 

Capel Hendre resident for depositing several black refuse bags of waste in Llangynnog. 

Cardiff resident for depositing three black refuse bags of household waste in a layby on the A40, St Clears. 

Llanelli resident for depositing three black refuse bags of household waste at Bwlch recycling facility. 

Llanelli resident for fly-tipping items of furniture and other household waste at Troserch Woods, Llangennech. 

A number of £100 fixed penalty notices were also recently issued to residents for failing to comply with a Waste Receptacle Notice issued under Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to residents of Park Lane, Llangennech, Maes Y Glo, Llanelli, Myrtle Terrace, Llanelli, Llewellyn Street, Llanelli and Swansea Road, Llanelli for failing to clean items in their blue recycling bags.  

Cllr Aled Vaughan Owen, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Decarbonisation and Sustainability said:

Thank you to our Environment Enforcement team for continuing to work hard to tackle fly-tipping, litter and dog fouling in Carmarthenshire.  
Help us to keep Carmarthenshire clean by disposing of waste responsibly through recycling whenever possible, using household waste recycling facilities and using the litter bins provided throughout the county for dog waste and ‘on the go’ litter.”