FLY-tippers in Newcastle Emlyn could be in for a nasty shock.

There has been an on-going problem with people dumping rubbish at the recycling bins in the Mart car park, next to the King George V playing fields.

Rather than using the skips, people have just been dumping rubbish on the ground in the area.

“I reported to the county council that there had been a lot of rubbish left there over the last weekend,” said Cllr Hazel Evans at a meeting of Newcastle Emlyn Town Council.

“They said a camera had been down there and hopefully someone will be found out and be made an example of.”

Cllr Philip Hughes, Carmarthenshire’s executive board member for enforcement, said: “Leaving waste on the ground at a recycling site is classed as fly tipping and therefore a crime – there is plenty of signage at our recycling sites advising people of this.

“Our enforcement officers can serve people with a fixed penalty notice of up to £350 for fly tipping, even if it is a small amount of waste.

“When people have complete disregard for their environment, communities and fellow residents, we will not hesitate to issue fixed penalty notices. There really isn’t any excuse to dump rubbish and expect someone else to clear it up.”