An Abergavenny resident received a substantial fine in Newport Magistrates Court on 25th November after pleading guilty to fly-tipping.  Monmouthshire County Council’s environmental health officers were alerted to household waste dumped on the side of Tredilion Lane near Abergavenny earlier this year and prosecuted Mr Alberts Rimjans of 19 Greystones Crescent, Mardy following an investigation.  Mr Rimjans, who had been paid by a local resident to dispose of the waste, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping and for carrying the material while not a registered waste carrier.  Newport magistrates issued a fine of £800 and ordered Mr Rimjans to pay the council’s costs of £750.

 Council Leader Peter Fox said: “This substantial fine reflects the general public’s concern with fly-tipping and the ensuing eyesores.  Thankfully only a minority of persons offend but our officers are proactive and will investigate incidents and prosecute whenever possible.  This is the sixth successful prosecution in recent years resulting in nearly £10,000 in fines and costs awarded by the courts’’.

 Call Natural Resources Wales on 0300 0653000 or visit naturalresourceswales.gov.uk to check if a person is a registered waste carrier.

 For more information on fly-tipping log onto Monmouthshire County Council’s dedicated web pages:

http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste/fly-tipping