Fly-tipping, littering and other environmental offences in Carmarthenshire led to more than £2,500 in fines being issued last month alone.

The county council’s enforcement team issued fixed penalty notices ranging from £400 to £125 during December 2023.

Residents were hit with the notices for offences which included dumping refuse bags off roads and at recycling facilities, dropping a takeaway drinks cup and a cigarette end.

Two rubbish dumpers were given £400 fines.

They were a Llandybie resident who left seven refuse bags of household waste at Burry Port recycling facility, and a St Clears resident who dumped two refuse bags of household waste off the A40 at St Clears.

 There were also £125 fixed penalty notices issued to residents for leaving bags of household waste at Morrisons and Tesco recycling facilities in Carmarthen and blue recycling bags at Seaview Terrace recycling facility, Burry Port and the Co-op recycling facility, Kidwelly.

A £300 FPN was also issued when a Carmarthenshire resident failed in their householder duty of care when his waste was found fly tipped near Llandeilo.

A £100 FPN was issued to a Carmarthen resident for failing to comply with a section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 waste receptacle notice.

There were also 17 notices were also issued to residents in the county for failing to comply with Carmarthenshire County Council’s waste collection scheme under section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Cllr Aled Vaughan Owen, cabinet member for climate change, decarbonisation and sustainability said: “The council’s environment enforcement team continues to work effectively throughout Carmarthenshire, which is evident in the number of fixed penalty notices issued during December.”

“I hope this serves as a reminder that littering, fly-tipping, breaching PSPO’s and other environmental offences will not be tolerated in Carmarthenshire.”