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A smoker from the Rhondda Valley says he's learnt his lesson after he discarded a cigarette butt in the street and had to pay out £560.
Gethin Richards ignored a court summons after failing to pay an initial penalty of £75, so the bill mounted up.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council says it wants those who drop litter to face the consequences.
Gethin Richards, who is facing a £560 bill after ignoring a court summons for not paying a littering fine, says he's learnt his lesson.
The council said Gethin Richards, 30, from Tonypandy, has to pay its biggest smoking fine yet.
He was prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act, after being caught by the council's 'streetcare enforcement team.'
He was originally given a £75 fixed penalty notice, but after he failed to pay it the case went to magistrates court, and the total £560 bill also included costs.
Over the last year, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has recovered £43,950 from fixed penalty notices for acts of 'environmental crime' - which include dog fouling, fly tipping, littering and dropping cigarette butts.