Pembrokeshire County Council is committed to stamping out the illegal disposal of waste. We are committed to dealing with environmental crime by the use of £350 Fixed Penalty Notices for fly tipping.
To enable us to promptly locate your report and potentially identify the fly tipper, we request that you provide, to the best of your knowledge and in as much detail as possible, the following information:
Pembrokeshire County Council has launched a new scheme to encourage residents to report fly tippers.
This scheme encourages residents who spot fly tippers to report the offender to the council for a £100 reward following the payment of a Fixed Penalty Notice or a successful prosecution.
The council wants to put a stop to fly tipping and we need your help to catch the culprits to keep your County cleaner, greener and better.
The council is also working with its Waste Improvement team to encourage residents to keep the County clean.
Discovering fly tipping
What to do when discovering fly tipping:
Removal of fly tipping
Where the fly tip is located will determine who is responsible for its removal.
When the investigation is completed and any evidence is safely gathered, arrangements are made for removal. If the waste is on highways land or any other land owned by the council, Environmental Services will be contacted for removal. If the waste is on privately owned land the responsibility for removal falls to the land owner/occupier.
If we have evidence of the culprit responsible for the fly tip, then the council will consider taking the matter to prosecution.
Please note that the offence is triable either way, which means that it can be heard in either the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court. If a conviction is secured, the maximum penalty in the Magistrates’ Court is an unlimited fine and/or up to 12 months’ imprisonment and the maximum penalty upon conviction in the Crown Court is an unlimited fine and/or up to 5 years’ imprisonment.
Should you decide to have your waste removed other than by the council
Every household in Pembrokeshire has a legal responsibility to dispose of its rubbish in the appropriate manner.
If you have your rubbish removed and it ends up being fly-tipped, you could be held responsible and fined.
Find an upper tier waste carrier via Natural Resources Wales
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