Three firms fined for illegal waste

10th June 2013


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Waste companies to pay more than £30,000 for dumping construction waste containing asbsestos in Yorkshire

The illegal disposal of around 1,350 tonnes of construction and demolition waste, some containing asbestos, on land near Doncaster, has resulted in three companies receiving penalties totalling £31,000.

The landowner, Wykeham Estates (Northern), pleaded guilty to operating an illegal waste operation and was fined £3,000 with £5,500 costs.

The local magistrates’ court also ordered the company to remove the waste within eight months.

Bolland Skip Services and Westmoreland Waste Recycling were fined £6,000 and £5,250 respectively. Both companies were also ordered to pay £5,500 costs.

The judge described Wykeham Estates’ actions as “a reckless breach of the law” and said Bolland and Westmoreland should have been aware of their legal obligations, as both firms have been in the waste industry for a long time.

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