Monmouthshire County Council Investigation Secures Fly Tipping Prosecution

The waste dumped on the mountainside above Mamhilad

The waste dumped on the mountainside above Mamhilad

Monmouthshire County Council’s environmental health officers have secured a second successful prosecution within four months for fly tipping.  

Mr M Passmore of Newman Road, Trevethin, Pontypool received a £100 fine and was ordered to pay £744 costs by Newport Magistrates Court on 18th July 2014.  Mr Passmore, operating at the time as MP Removals, pleaded guilty to the tipping of a substantial quantity of waste on the mountainside above Mamhilad last summer.  The waste resulted from a house clearance and Passmore had received payment to dispose of it properly.

Monmouthshire’s cabinet member for Regulatory Services, County Councillor Giles Howard said: “The blight on our landscape from incidents such as this is a real eyesore.  We are fortunate to have such a lovely environment in Monmouthshire and our officers are intent on catching culprits and bringing them before the courts.  Please ensure your waste is disposed of properly and if someone else disposes of it on your behalf you have a duty of care to ensure that they are registered as a carrier of waste.  If your waste is dumped you could be fined.”

To check if a person is a registered waste carrier call Natural Resources Wales on 0300 0653000 or visit and search public registers.

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