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.
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