Fly-tipping 27 bags of rubbish outside a village hall cost a Welshpool man £525 when he appeared before magistrates in Llandrindod Wells.

Clarence Taylor, 52, of Chestnut View Road, Oldford Estate, was found guilty of fly-tipping (a breach of Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 – namely ‘depositing controlled waste on land not authorised by way of an environmental permit to accept it’) when he appeared in court on Wednesday (August 14).

The court heard that on March 23 Taylor drove his Mercedes and trailer full of domestic refuse from his home in Welshpool out to Llandrinio Village Hall on the north Powys/Shropshire border and dumped 27 black bags, plus additional bulky items, in and around the bottle banks in the car park.

A review of footage found the entire incident had been caught on CCTV.

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Powys County Council has been working in partnership with national agency Fly-tipping Action Wales using night-time infra-red surveillance technology at fly-tipping hot spots.

Taylor was positively identified from the CCTV footage by a waste enforcement officer.

He was found guilty by magistrates at Llandrindod Wells Justice Centre and fined £200, with £300 cleaning/disposal and legal costs, and a £25 victim surcharge.