South West Wales

Rubbish bag warning after £100 fines issued in Carmarthenshire

Residents in Carmarthenshire are being urged to put their rubbish out at the right time after two people in Llanelli were each fined £100.

Carmarthenshire council said rubbish should only be put out after 6pm the day before it is due to be collected, and not before.

It said the two residents who were fined received warnings before the fines were issued.

The residents lived on Langland Road and Annesley Street.

Coun Jim Jones, executive board member for technical services, said: "Carmarthenshire County Council's Environmental Enforcement section receive numerous complaints every day regarding rubbish bags being presented early for collection or being put out on the wrong week.

"The result of this is rear lanes that are strewn with black bags and blue bags attracting vermin and creating litter when the bags are broken. Residents are being reminded that they will risk facing a fine if caught placing incorrect bins out or on the wrong days."

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