A SWANSEA man has been fined after his belongings – including a sofa, fridge and mattress – were found dumped near Stradey Woods in Llanelli.

The man was traced by Carmarthenshire County Council enforcement officers, and admitted he hadn’t checked that the man he’d paid to remove waste from his home was a licensed waste carrier.

He was handed a £300 fixed penalty notice (FPN) for failing to comply with his duty of care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

The law states that householders must take reasonable measures to ensure that their waste is transferred to an authorised person.

People are required to record the business name, vehicle details, waste carrier registration number and ask for a receipt when employing anyone to remove waste from their property.

The man’s offence was one of a number dealt with by the council’s enforcement team during August.

A £100 FPN was issued to a Carmarthen business for failing to comply with a Section 47 Environmental Protection Act 1990 notice served on them in 2018, requiring all waste from the business to be stored correctly. A black refuse bag containing business waste was found across the road from the business and not stored in their trade waste bin.

· A £100 FPN was issued to a dog walker who failed to clear up after their dog had fouled in Llangennech Park

· A £75 FPN was issued to a man for dropping a cigarette butt on the ground in the vicinity of Afon Road, Llangennech

· A £75 FPN was issued to a man who dropped a cigarette butt on the ground in Llanelli town centre area

Fly-tipping, littering, and dog fouling offences can be reported to the council 24/7 via its website, www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales.

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