Welsh councils now able to issue fly-tipping fines

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
Fines will range between £150 and £400

Councils in Wales will now be able to issue fines for fly-tipping incidents.

Following on from a public consultation earlier this year, local authorities will now be able to set a fixed penalty amount between £150 and £400.

There will be a default fine of £200 if no amount is specified.

Lesley Griffiths, cabinet secretary for environment and rural affairs, said: ““These powers will provide local authorities with an additional enforcement tool for small-scale fly-tipping offences where a prosecution is considered disproportionate.

“I feel it is important local authorities accompany these new powers with the appropriate level of public engagement, awareness raising and wider education programmes.”

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