SI 2019/160
6th February 2019
SSI 2019/32
7th February 2019

Cambridge haulage company fined £510k for waste offences

A Cambridgeshire haulage company has been fined £510,000 and ordered to pay costs of £30,000 after they admitted illegally storing baled waste.  Its director has been ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid work.  The company operated from an address which had an environmental permit, but the offences occurred at sites which did not.  During 2014 and 2015 the company used a site next to Royston Sewage Treatment Works to illegally store thousands of tonnes of baled combustible waste known as refuse derived fuel (RDF), which posed a significant fire risk. Some waste was also buried at the site and some stockpiled at another nearby location.