A Powys resident was fined hundreds of pounds for fly tipping after leaving a receipt for in the rubbish. 

The incident was reported by the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency (NMWTRA) after the material, which consisted of waste DIY building material, was left by the Newtown resident in the ‘Devil’s Elbow’ hair-pin layby near Dolfor on the A483.

Powys County Council's waste awareness and enforcement officers visited the site and found a receipt in the rubbish, which linked the waste back to a local builder’s merchants.

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The merchant was able to supply information which linked the purchase back to a Newtown resident.

Following an interview under caution, the culprit admitted the waste was left over from their home DIY project and was subsequently issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice for fly-tipping.  

Councillor Jackie Charlton, cabinet member for a Greener Powys, said the council would be strict with offenders to preserve the county’s natural beauty.

She said: “This is appalling behaviour whereby someone has gone out of their way to dump rubbish in our beautiful countryside rather than take it to one of the county’s household waste recycling centres and dispose of it correctly.

“Once our colleagues at North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency (NMWTRA) bought this incident to our attention, our enforcement team was able to act quickly to clean up the layby and take the appropriate action against the irresponsible individual responsible.


“The council has a zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping and we investigate all incidents thoroughly with fines issued were appropriate. We know that that majority of Powys residents act responsibly and feel strongly about their local environment, and they will feel reassured that we are tackling these issues quickly and efficiently.”

Under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, it is a criminal offence to dump your rubbish in the wrong place. Not only could fly-tippers end up with a hefty fine, but prosecution could also result in a criminal record.

Incidents of fly-tipping can be reported to the council by clicking here.

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