TWO people who were shopping in Carmarthen town centre have been rewarded for putting their rubbish in the bin.

Instead of fining people for dropping litter, council environmental enforcement officers were thanking residents and entering them into a prize draw for helping to keep the county clean.

The day of action, which took place just before Christmas, was organised by Keep Wales Tidy in local authorities across Wales.

The aim of the operation was to raise awareness of litter issues and encourage people to look after the environment in which they live.

Debbie Davies, from Meidrim, won a £25 shopping voucher from the council, whilst Llandysul resident Amanda Labram won a £75 shopping voucher in the all-Wales draw, courtesy of Keep Wales Tidy.