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.
Clydach Vale Working Men's Club fire 'suspected arson'
South Wales Police say they believe a fire at the former Clydach Vale Working Men's Club was started deliberately.
Emergency services were called to the blaze at the building known locally as the 'Top Club' on Howard St shortly after midday on Saturday.
The club recently closed after almost a century serving the community. Local boxer and former British and Empire heavyweight champion fought there in 1928.
We are keeping an open mind as to who is may be responsible for yesterday’s incident and we are actively exploring a number of lines of enquiry, including House to House enquiries and the forensic examination of the scene.”
I would also like to appeal for any witnesses who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously near the former Club, which is situated on Howard Street, Tonypandy, prior to the incident.
– Detective Inspector Rob Williams, South Wales Police
'Cheapest house in Britain' sells for four times its guide price
A house in Tonypandy dubbed the 'cheapest in Britain' has sold for 4 times its guide price at auction. The dilapidated property was valued at around four thousand pounds, but finally went under the hammer for sixteen thousand five hundred pounds.