A man has been fined £75 for leaving a carrier bag full of rubbish on the ground in Caecoed, Llandybie.
Council environmental enforcement officers issued the fixed penalty notice to the 34-year-old.
Failure to pay could lead to prosecution in the magistrate’s court and a maximum fine of £2,500.
It is now hoped this fine will act as a warning to others that littering of any kind will not be tolerated.
Environmental enforcement officers regularly carry out patrols across the county. The council also has ongoing ‘Bin It’ campaign to encourage people to dispose of their litter more responsibly.
Chairman of the Environment Scrutiny Committee Cllr Jim Jones:
“Dropping litter is against the law, whether it is discarding rubbish from a vehicle, throwing cigarette ends or spitting out chewing gum. If there are no bins nearby, then take your rubbish home with you to dispose of. We do not want to fine people but we are determined to clean up Carmarthenshire and we will not hesitate to prosecute those that break the law in this way.”