Three fined for fly-tipping and waste offences in Wales
Three people have appeared in Llanelli Magistrates’ Court where they pleaded guilty to fly-tipping and commercial waste offences, and were fined a total of over £1,000.
Eirlys Bartlett, aged 61, owner of the Post Office situated in Tyisha Road, Llanelli, was prosecuted by Carmarthen County Council at Llanelli Magistrates’ Court, where she pleaded guilty to failing to provide a waste transfer note, which would provide details as to how Ms Bartlett disposed of her business waste.
During court, waste officers from the council explained that business owners must hold a permit for transferring commercial waste and must keep waste documentation for two years. Ms Bartlett was fined £90 and must also pay £315 in prosecution costs and a £20 victim surcharge.
Sean Richard Francis, aged 24, of Llanelli, was also up in court after 12 black sacks full of rubbish were found by council environment officers in Wern Road, Llanelli, and a further 30 bags in a nearby alleyway.
The council officers were able to connect the waste with Mr Francis who told the officers he would remove the rubbish. However, he failed to do so within the given time frame and was therefore prosecuted. He was fined £200, ordered to pay £326.71 in costs and a £20 victim surcharge.
Matthew Andrew Paynter, aged 26, also pleaded guilty to fly-tipping offences in Llanelli Magistrates’ Court after council officers were able to connect fly-tipped waste found in Clifton Terrace with Mr Paynter. He was ordered to pay £170 in costs and was given a 12-month conditional discharge.
Councillor Jim Jones said: “We do not want to take people to court, but if people are breaking the law then we have no choice. Hopefully these cases will serve as a warning to others.”
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