The Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted two waste management companies for breaching the conditions of their permits.
An Essex company was fined £ 8,136 and ordered to pay £12,000 costs for storing waste so high that it exceeded the site’s permit height restrictions by six metres. Unprocessed mixed waste was found to be overflowing out of the site’s shed and a number of fires had been reported on the site.
A London company was fined was fined £15,000, ordered to pay costs of £13,878.34 and a victim surcharge of £120 for storing an excessive quantity of waste in the yard outside of the waste reception building. The height of the waste exceeded the level allowed in the permit.