A Llanelli man has admitted fly tipping and carrying garden waste without a licence.
Ashley Ryan Price, of Nantwen, Llwynhendy, was ordered to pay more than £600 costs when he appeared at Llanelli Magistrates Court on Friday.
The court heard that the 21-year-old was first spotted carry out gardening work by council enforcement officers in Llangennech on June 15. When questioned Price claimed he was unaware he needed a licence to carry controlled waste and thought his insurance for his vehicle covered it. Despite being warned by enforcement officers to get a licence Price continued to transport waste illegally on three more occasions.
In a prosecution led by Carmarthenshire County Council, Price also admitted fly tipping garden waste on land in Genwen Road, Penygraig.
Price was fined £120 and must pay £498.18 costs and £30 victim surcharge.
The council’s executive board member for enforcement, Cllr Philip Hughes said: “Mr Price was blatantly ignoring the law. Despite being warned on three occasions he continued to carry on transporting this waste illegally. Waste looks unsightly and is not fair on anyone else who disposes their waste properly. We have a statutory duty to keep this county clean and we will continue to use our powers to anyone who breaks the law.”
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