Llanelli man fined for fly-tipping in country lane dsc00094

A Llanelli man has been ordered to pay over £1,300 after fly-tipping builder’s rubble and rubbish including a kitchen worktop on a countryside lane in Swiss Valley.
Liam Jason Lee, of Brynawelon, appeared at Llanelli Magistrates Court on March 16 charged with an offence contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Carmarthenshire County Council environmental enforcement officers caught up with Lee after finding rubbish dumped in a lane near The East Barn in Swiss Valley in June last year.
Their enquiries led them to a woman who said she had paid him £100 to remove waste from her property as it would save her a ‘run to the tip’.
She admitted handing over up to 12 bags of rubbish, but had not carried out the necessary checks to satisfy herself that Lee was a licensed waste carrier. She later accepted a caution from the council for her actions.
During interview, Lee denied knowledge of the fly-tipping but said that he’d accepted a ‘day’s work’ from someone he had met.
He said they had collected the rubbish from the woman’s property, but that the man – who he claimed he didn’t know and wasn’t able to describe – had dropped him off home before the rubbish was dumped.
The case proceeded to court where Lee entered a guilty plea and was fined £480, with an additional £776 costs and a £48 victim surcharge.
Cllr Philip Hughes, executive board member for environmental enforcement, said: “We will not hesitate to act on evidence and bring people to court to answer for their actions. Fly-tipping is unsightly, costly to clear, and it is not fair on communities.
“We have a range of recycling and waste facilities so there really is no excuse.”

Page Updated On: 04/04/2018 (10:12)



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