Posted: Thu 10th Mar 2016

Man fined by court for fly-tipping

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 10th, 2016

A man has been ordered to pay more than £500 by magistrates for a fly-tipping offence in Llandysul. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Nicholas Aron Lloyd, aged 27, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty by post to an offence contrary to Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Carmarthen Magistrates Court heard that in September last year the council’s environmental enforcement unit received a complaint that household waste had been dumped at the entrance to the Welsh Water Sewage Disposal Works in Llandysul. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Officers attended the incident and found a quantity of household waste including a TV. They traced it to a nearby rented property. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

They contacted the landlord who explained that household waste had been left in the garden by a previous tenant. However, the landlord had contacted the tenant to remove the waste so that her deposit could be returned. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The officers visited the tenant at her new address and showed her a picture of the waste. She confirmed it was her waste left in the garden of her previous property and that it was her brother who had removed it. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The officers interviewed Lloyd who admitted dumping the waste at the entrance to the sewage works. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He was fined £120 by magistrates and ordered to pay £400 towards prosecution costs plus a £20 victim surcharge. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “We take these types of offences very seriously. Fly-tipping is a blight on the landscape and is harmful to both the environment and to animals. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We will not hesitate to prosecute those responsible.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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