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Fly Tipper Fined £828

Stark warning to fly tippers as local litter lout is fined over £800 for blighting the County Borough.

Fly tipping, littering or allowing your dog to foul in a public place will not be tolerated in Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Council will use all measures available to catch those responsible for blighting its towns and countryside.   

The clamp down continues and includes the ‘Who Done It?’ campaign – where images taken by Enforcement Officers, of people the Council wants to speak to in connection with littering and fly-tipping offences, are posted online and the ‘Sort **it out’ campaign, which targets irresponsible dog owners, in a bid to rid our streets, schools, play grounds and sports pitches of dog fouling.

The male, aged 26 years old from Cwmbach, was found guilty earlier this month in Merthyr Magistrates Court for illegally dumping waste, which consisted of 3 mattresses along the beauty spot of Penheol-Ely Road, Pontypridd. Not only did this man dump the waste, aided by another man, both men had a child "look out" waiting in the white van.

The male was caught red handed for Fly Tipping under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 thanks to evidence obtained on one of the Council's roving covert cameras, which are located at various points across the County Borough - There really is nowhere to hide as this male found out! Following the successful prosecution the male has been forced to pay a fine of £120, costs of £678.86 and a £30 victim surcharge - £828 in total.