Man who dumped mattress, vacuum cleaner and other waste ordered to pay £530
14 May 2019
A man from Bridgend who dumped waste in a fly-tipping hotspot in Port Talbot has been given a fine and costs totaling £530.
Steven Lloyd, 51, of Croft Goch Road, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, admitted illegally depositing waste including black refuse bags, a mattress, a vacuum cleaner, cardboard and foam cladding at Heol-y-Glo, Margam, Port Talbot, on September 28th, 2018.
A member of the public complained to Neath Port Talbot Council and a member of the authority’s waste enforcement team immediately began an investigation.
The dumped waste was photographed and was traced to Mr Lloyd who gave a recorded interview at Neath Port Talbot Council’s offices at The Quays, Briton Ferry.
In the interview, Mr Lloyd admitted dumping the bags and other waste early on the morning of September 28th , 2018, at Heol-y-Glo - an area where there have been fly-tipping incidents in the past.
A search of the Natural Resources Wales database showed there was no Environmental Permit in place for the location where the waste was deposited.
Mr Lloyd himself removed the waste on October 29th last year but had already committed the offence of illegally depositing waste. At Swansea Magistrates’ Court he was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £300 plus a victim impact surcharge of £30.
Councillor Ted Latham, Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Engineering said: “Neath Port Talbot Council brings more prosecutions for fly-tipping than any other authority in Wales and this case shows that when we find illegally dumped waste we will investigate and take the matter to court.“
• If you witness a fly-tipping incident in progress, please contact the Waste Enforcement Team on 01639 686868 during working hours. Outside normal working hours please call the Police on 101 and provide the registration details of any vehicle involved.
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• When reporting a fly-tip, please provide as much information as possible regarding the date and time of the incident, details of any persons involved, description of type and number of items fly-tipped, and any details of vehicles involved (registration number). We will clear fly-tips from public highways as soon as possible.