A major campaign has been launched to Clean up Carmarthenshire.
The aim is to make our county cleaner and safer.
Fly-tipping blackspots, litter strewn streets, parks and beaches, playing fields smeared with dog mess will all be targeted in the summer blitz.
Residents are being urged to help the council catch offenders by reporting any incidents as well as any problem areas so that they can be targeted by environmental enforcement officers.
Anyone caught dropping litter or not cleaning up after their dog can be fined £75 or more if prosecuted in court.
We are also encouraging schools and community groups to make a difference to where they live and take part in a clean-up.
The council will give advice and provide clean-up kits which includes bags, litter pickers and gloves.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “We want Carmarthenshire to be a county we can be proud of.
“I am pleased to say that Carmarthenshire is one of cleanest counties in Wales, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do better.
“I know from speaking to residents when I am out and about that litter and in particular dog fouling is a huge concern and this is why it is a priority for the council as well.
“Officers have increased patrols throughout the county which has resulted in more fines; and with information from the public, we will continue to target hotspot areas and hopefully catch more offenders in the act.”
The council works in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy and Tidy Towns to clean up Carmarthenshire.
If you would like to organise a clean-up please email TSRecycling@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or call Carmarthenshire Direct on 01267 234567
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