16 July 2012
A man from Caerphilly county borough has been ordered to pay a total of £365.55 after being taken to court for a fly-tipping offence.
Gavin Teague, 31, of Heol Maerdy, Caerphilly was accused of illegally depositing waste at Cefn Carnau Lane, Caerphilly in October 2011. He pleaded guilty to the offence at Abergavenny Magistrates Court on 9th July 2012.
Cllr David Poole, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services at Caerphilly County Borough Council stated, "I am pleased that this case has concluded successfully. Fly-tipping is a serious offence, and can destroy our beautiful borough's countryside. I hope that this prosecution goes some way to showing the small minority of people who commit these crimes, that they will not go unpunished."
If found guilty of fly-tipping, a person can face a fine of up to £20,000 or even a custodial sentence. Caerphilly County Borough Council is encouraging residents to ensure they dispose of their waste appropriately and legally in order to avoid such a penalty.
If anyone discovers an instance of fly-tipping or witnesses someone depositing their waste illegally they are encouraged to report it on 01443 866 566 or online at www.caerphilly.gov.uk/streetpride
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