A VALE resident has been nailed as part of an investigation into illegal fly tipping.

Vale Council say a resident of Penarth was fined as part of the disgusting practice of illegal fly tipping.

The member of the public was hit with a fine in the hundreds, with the council saying a “substantial” amount of waste was found.

A Vale of Glamorgan Council spokesperson said: “A resident from Cogan, Penarth, was issued with a £300 Fixed Penalty Notice after attending a recorded interview at the Civic Offices in Barry.

“This was the result of an investigation, conducted by Vale of Glamorgan Council Waste Crime Unit officers in relation to a substantial fly-tipping incident in the Dan's Lane area of Wenvoe on February 9.

“A number of suspects were identified in connection with this waste. They have each been interviewed and issued with a £300 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN). 

“The FPNs were issued for failing to ensure that waste was transferred to a person authorised to handle it, as set out in the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

“Enquiries to identify the waste carrier are ongoing.”

The council went on to say it’s important to know where your waste is going.

“It is important that householders only transfer their waste to a registered waste carrier,” added the spokesperson. “We advise people to not pay cash for such work, to keep screenshots of all communications and to always ask to see a valid Waste Carrier's Licence. 

“It is also a good idea to take a photo of any vehicles used by the waste carrier.  If they are legitimate, then they wouldn't mind.”