Posted: Fri 18th Mar 2016

Three People Fined For Littering At Recycling Banks

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 18th, 2016

Three people have been fined £75 for littering next to the recycling banks in Ystradowen and Llanybydder. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Council environmental enforcement officers issued a fixed penalty notice to a man who left a cardboard box on the ground at the Ystradowen recycling site. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Further fixed penalty notices were also issued in Llanybydder; to a man seen leaving a cardboard box next to the recycling banks and to a man who left a blue bag on the ground.
Failure to pay could lead to court prosecution and a fine of up to £2,500. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There are no facilities for blue bags or to recycle cardboard at either of the sites. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones is warning that anyone caught dumping rubbish will be fined. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He said officers were stepping up patrols and a number of recycling sites are covered by CCTV cameras. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

#“These sites are important facilities for communities, but people are dumping all kinds of rubbish or are just too lazy to put them into the recycling banks,” added Cllr Jones. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This will not be tolerated and anyone caught will be fined. Hopefully these latest fines will act as a warning to others.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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