A fly-tipper has been ordered to pay £1,480 by magistrates after he admitted dumping waste on Mynydd Machen.
Scott Morris, of Holly Road, Risca, was spotted by a mountain biker dumping waste from white transit van at a picturesque spot on Mynydd Machen on October 20, 2015.
Appearing at Newport Magistrates’ Court on Friday, March 17, Morris also admitted that waste found at Blackvein Road, in Crosskeys, was his after he had carried out gardening landscaping work for a Newport resident.
Morris pleaded guilty to two offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and was fined £80 for each. He was also told to pay council prosecution costs of £1,300 and a £20 victim surcharge.
Rob Hartshorn, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Head of Public Protection, said: “Fly-tipping is a serious environmental crime, which has a real detrimental impact on our countryside.
“Thankfully it’s a relatively small minority of people who offend in this way, but our team are extremely proactive and will investigate incidents and secure prosecutions against those offending individuals wherever possible.”