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Dumped rubbish leaves Newtown resident with £200 fine

Created on 09/09/2019 @ 16:01
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Dumping rubbish in an alleyway in Newtown has landed a local resident with a £200 fine.

Powys County Council's Waste Awareness and Enforcement Team issued the fine after it investigated six black bags full of recycling and waste that was found dumped in the alleyway behind Falcon Court in Newtown last month.

The bags were searched by an enforcement officer, who found evidence in the rubbish that linked it back to a resident living in Newtown.

Interviewed under caution, the suspect implicated their daughter-in-law for the offence.

The daughter-in-law, who admitted to dumping the bags in the alleyway, received a £400 fine under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. They accepted the fine and paid £200, as an early repayment option is available if the fine is paid within 14 days.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste, said: "When investigating fly-tipping incidents, it is often the case that suspects say they have too much rubbish for the three-weekly collections.

"In this case, an examination of the waste found that the bags were full of plastic bottles, glass, cans, paper and cardboard, which are all collected from the kerbside every week.

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