Wheelie bin given ticket for parking illegally

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A traffic warden is being investigated after giving a wheelie bin a £30 'parking ticket'.

The warden is accused of putting the yellow sticky ticket envelope on the bin, which was left on double yellow lines in Carmarthen town centre.

Salesman Mike Jones said he spotted the warden talking to other motorists about the wheelie bin from a town centre shop blocking the road.

He said: "It appeared the warden slapped the plastic ticket envelope on the bin in a moment of high jinks after a member of public pointed out it was parked on double yellow lines."

A spokesman for waste collection company Biffa said "It's a relief to learn that the bin in question isn't in trouble with the council.

"We are wheelie careful and do our best to make sure that our bins are in the correct locations at all times."