Carmarthenshire County Council continues to tackle environmental offences including - fly-tipping, litter and dog fouling throughout the county, with fixed penalty notices (FPNs) totalling £2,975 issued in March.

Examples provided by the Local Authority range from a fine for a resident depositing a cigarette end on the ground, to a motorist discarding a chocolate bar wrapper out of their vehicle window in a Tesco Superstore car park.

Other FPNs dished out targeted a resident for not clearing their dog’s faeces forthwith in a public place, with the dog running loose in the area at the time; whilst another was issued to someone for failing to pick up their dog’s faeces at a park.

Seven £125 litter FPNs were issued for litter offences, including one issued to a St Clears resident for depositing a cardboard box on the ground at the town’ss recycling facility.

A £400 FPN was issued to a resident for fly-tipping several blue recycling bags and a black refuse bag in a beauty area of the county; whilst two £200 FPNs were also issued for dog fouling offences.

Failure to comply with a household waste receptable notice resulted in eight £100 FPNs being issued in March under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

58 Notices were also issued to residents within the county for failing to comply with Carmarthenshire County Council’s waste collection scheme under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Two notices were issued to businesses within the county under section 47 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 requiring them to put measures in place to have their waste collected and disposed of by an authorised waste carrier.

Ainsley Williams, the County Council’s Director of Place and Infrastructure said: “The number of fixed penalty notices issued during March shows the continued commitment of Carmarthenshire County Council’s Environment Enforcement Team.”

“I would urge anyone who needs to use a waste collection service to check the list of registered waste carriers on the Natural Resources Wales website,” he added.

To report litter, fly-tipping or dog fouling issues please visit the Council’s website.