A MAN from Llansantffraid been fined £200 by Powys County Council for dumping rubbish.

Powys County Council’s Waste Awareness and Enforcement Team has issued the fine after investigating a fly-tipping incident that took place in Llansantffraid.

Three black bags of domestic rubbish were dumped at the community recycling site in Llansantffraid in August.

The incident was captured on CCTV and the council’s Waste Awareness and Enforcement Team were able to trace the vehicle registration plates of the suspect using the DVLA database used by enforcement officers.

The offender, who is from the Llansantffraid area, was issued with a £400 fine. He accepted the fine and paid £200 as an early repayment option which is available if the fine is paid within 14 days.

Councillor Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste, said: “We want to make Powys a welcoming place for our residents and visitors and this starts by having a clean environment.

“The majority of residents and businesses already recycling and dispose of their waste in the correct way. However, there are those who blight our communities with their selfish actions by fly-tipping their waste.

“We need to reinforce the message that fly-tipping is a criminal offence that harms the environment and costs taxpayers’ money when it has to be cleared up.

"We will continue to clamp down on those who dispose of their waste which should be a warning to show that we will investigate this anti-social behaviour and take the appropriate enforcement action.”