MONMOUTHSHIRE County Council has warned fly-tippers will be punished after rubbish was found dumped on a picturesque spot near Abergavenny.

The pile of litter was found near the Blorenge hill, within the Brecon Beacons National Park, on Wednesday.

Monmouthshire County Council's recycling strategy manager, Carl Touhig, said: "Fly-tipping remains an issue despite successful prosecutions by Torfaen County Borough and Monmouthshire County Council in this area.

"The fly-tipping is within the Brecon Beacons National Park and incidents like this damage the environment, the local community and tourism.

"Monmouthshire residents can dispose of waste free of charge at Llanfoist’s household recycling centre.

"Businesses can also dispose of waste at the transfer station for a reasonable cost.

"Residents who pass their waste to unscrupulous traders could find themselves with a £400 fixed penalty notice if we recover evidence from fly-tipped material."

Residents have a duty to ensure they dispose of waste properly and if they entrust the job to another person they should ensure the contractor is a registered carrier. Call Natural Resources Wales on 0300 065 3000 to check.