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The following are taken from the EA, SEPA, NIEA and HSE websites. The ones prior to 2013 are now held on the Prosecutions Archive page.

General waste related prosecutions

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EA

2016

Two men sentenced for part in illegal waste site operation - 8 August 2016
Bradford waste firm ordered to pay £27,420 for environmental offences - 3 August 2016
Lincolnshire removal man to pay £2,820 for illegally storing waste - 28 July 2016
Man jailed for running illegal waste site - 27 July 2016
Man fined for operating illegal waste site - 20 July 2016
Dorset man narrowly escapes prison for running illegal waste oil site - 19 July 2016
Leeds businessman receives record jail sentence over £2.2m recycling fraud - 18 July 2016
North East man fined for waste offences - 15 July 2016
Company director sentenced for waste offences across 2 counties - 11 July 2016
Wakefield waste firm has permit revoked - 30 June 2016
Somerset builder prosecuted for dumping and burning waste near Crewkerne. - 26 May 2016
Ashford waste company employees fined £25,419 for waste crime. - 25 May 2016
Cornwall recycling company fined for permit breaches - 20 May 2016
Suspended prison sentence for illegal waste crimes - 19 May 2016
Buckland Newton Hire waste firm in Dorset ordered to pay more than £40,000 - 10 May 2016
Kidderminster man sentenced for running illegal hazardous waste site - 27 April 2016
Herefordshire man pleads guilty to waste offence - 25 April 2016
Steaming waste and fly infestations lead to £370,000 bill - 22 April 2016
Torpoint waste management company fined £14,000 - 20 April 2016
Waste site owners ordered to clear site within 18 months - 20 April 2016
Waste offenders pay for their crime - 15 April 2016
Waste firm ordered to pay more than £1.2m for waste offences - 13 April 2016
Company and director to pay over £30,000 for waste offences - 30 March 2016
Imprisonment for Norfolk illegal waste owner - 21 March 2016
Man handed £8800 penalty for operating illegal waste sites in Gloucestershire - 8 March 2016
Scrapyard boss given suspended prison sentence - 19 February 2016
Car scrap business owner fined by court - 23 February 2016
Company fined for illegal waste offences - 9 February 2016
Raid at Forest of Dean waste site - 4 February 2016
West Midlands businessmen sentenced for operating illegal waste site - 22 February 2016
Man ordered to pay over £16,800 for waste offences in Ludlow, Shropshire - 29 January 2016
Oxfordshire company guilty of allowing waste crime - 26 January 2016
Negligent Ampthill recycling centre director to pay £33,000 - 25 January 2016
Durham farmer illegally spread waste on his land - 21 January 2016

2015

Man handed jail term over illegal waste operation - 3 December 2015
Married couple and company must pay £130,000 for waste crime - 23 November 2015
Telford man handed £6,229 penalty for operating an illegal waste site - 11 November 2015
Company Director fined for illegal waste activity in Manchester - 29 October 2015
Man guilty of hazardous waste activity at Nottingham waste site - 23 October 2015
Permit breaches cost Birch Skip Hire Director £21k - 29 Oct
Hazardous waste activities cost Nottingham man £24k - 23 Oct
Illegal overspill costs permitted Norfolk vehicle breaker £37k - 2 Oct
Fines and community service for illegal storage and burning of waste - 1 Oct
Medway skip company ordered to pay £17k for operating outside permit - 25 Sep
Suspended prison sentence for illegal deposit and burning of waste - 22 Sep
Kent companies ordred to pay £44k for large-scale flytipping - 16 Sep
Darlington man ordered to pay £350k under POCA for illegal waste site - 18 Aug
Online company fined £45.5k for con-compliance with Packaging, WEEE and Batteries Regulations - 12 Aug
Illegal tyre storage costs Newcastle man £7k - 12 Aug
Stockton on Tees man ordered to pay £11k for illegal hazardous waste storage - 30 Jul
Illegal transfer station costs Surrey company £19k - 27 Jul
Landowner fined £5k for illegal waste wood pile - 1 Jul
Oxfordshire companies fined £21k for illegal deposit of waste - 19 Jun
Co Durham man ordered to pay £1.4k for illegal waste - 3 Jun
Illegal storage costs Herefordshire company £25k - 1 Jun
Waste illegally dumped and burned near protected area in Teesside - 22 May 
Burton man jailed for 7 months over illegal waste site - 22 May
Gateshead man allowed unlicensed vehicle dismantling - 14 May
Second hand store owner burned waste illegally in County Durham - 13 May 
Nottinghamshire landfill site shut down after enforcement action - 30 Mar 
Lincoln man guilty of dumping waste near Leicestershire river - 30 Mar
Waste company owner given suspended prison sentence for waste tyre offences - 25 Mar
Wokingham shipping company and director fined and sentenced for illegal export of waste - 23 Mar
Somerset farm offers £5,000 civil sanction for polluting river - 16 Mar
Sunshine company skipped the rules - 12 Mar
6 arrests in nationwide waste dumping raids - 10 Mar
Sheffield company must pay £38,000 for illegally spreading waste - 5 Mar
Company hands over almost £250,000 proceeds of crime - 28 Jan
SITA fined over £110,000 for breaching permit at Surrey landfill - 14 Jan
Gloucestershire man sentenced to 18 months in prison for waste offences - 14 Jan
Smelly site drove people indoors - 14 Jan
Prison and a tag for Wellingborough recycler - 14 Jan

2014

Wolverhampton man handed Community Order for attempting to ship waste illegally - 10 Dec
Waste operator to pay £19,000 - 4 Dec
Suspended sentence for Lincolnshire waste operator - 25 Nov
Norfolk waste company fined £3.6k for illegal disposal - 21 Nov
Suspended prison sentence and £47k bill for Dial a Skip - 5 Nov
Suspended prison sentence and £35k bill for Surrey car breaker - 12 Nov
£5k cost for flytip prosecution brought by Vale of White Horse Council - 13 Oct
Middlesborough firm fined £14.4k for operating without a Permit - 17 Sep
Former Chippendale fined £3k with suspended sentence for illegal site - 10 Sep
Illegal disposal of sanitary litter costs Norfolk man £24k - 30 Jul
Suspended sentence for Wolverhampton man with potential £1m clean up bill - 14 Jul
72 yr old farmer gets 6 months prison for illegal disposal - 11 Jul
Illegal WEEE exporter jailed for 16 months - 20 Jun
Spill at Biogen plant leads to costs of £8.7k - 20 Jun 
Suspended jail sentence for Devon farmer - 16 Jun
Illegal waste storage costs Beds men £8k - 11 Jun
Stobart Biomass fined £14k for waste wood pollution - 5 Jun
Wiltshire man receives suspended sentence for illegal waste site - 5 Jun 
Prison and £200k POCA confiscation for 200k tonnes illegal disposal - 16 May
Illegal storage in Knockin costs two companies £69k - 7 May
Disruptive air pollutions costs NE scrap metal firm £3k - 30 April
Dorset composting company fined £13.5k for odour breaches - 24 Apr
Chesterfield scrap metal firm fined £16k for illegal fires - 22 Apr
Illegal disposal costs Baston Fen developer £212k - 17 Apr
Custodial sentence and fines for Arcwood for  excessive waste storage - 4 Mar
2 skip companies fine £20k for illegal storage and burning of wood waste - 7 Feb
£20k penalty for illegal burial of waste in Bromsgrove - 30 Jan
Operator of 3 consecutive illegal waste sites gets £8k penalty - 29 Jan
12 week curfew for illegal storage of tyres - 28 Jan
Suspended jail terms for Leeds brothers operating illegal waste site - 28 Jan
Cornish family ordered to repay £365k plus £91k penalty for illegal waste site - 22 Jan
Illegal operations cost Berwick on Tweed business £248k - 20 Jan
£100k fine and imprisonment for illegal Wolverhampton operations - 14 Jan
Illegal wood waste activities lead to £250k confiscation plus £80k costs and prison - 8 Jan

2013

Leominster man gets suspended sentence, 250 ht community order, confiscation of £17.5k and £12k costs for illegal waste disposal - 17 Dec
Manchester skip Director fined £500 for flytipping - 12 Dec
200 hrs community service and costs of £8,5k for Kent flytipper - 12 Dec
Illegal burning of waste costs development company £15k - 11 Dec
£121k in fines and costs for illegal waste activities for Blooms in Notts - 27 Nov
Illegal transfer station costs Easy Skip Hire in Doncaster £14k - 22 Nov
8 month prison sentence for Dudley man for illegal deposit of waste - 18 Nov
Darlington family fim found guilty of operating illegal waste facility - 14 Nov
Newcastle man fined for aggression to EA officers - 14 Nov
Carlisle company director ordered to pay £70k for 20 charges across 7 sites - 31 Oct
Stourbridge man to pay £6k for illegal dumping of RDF bales - 30 Oct
Waste4Fuel director fails to appear at High Court hearing - 30 Oct
Illegal storage of full skips costs skip operator £6k - 10 Oct
2 companies fined £26k for illegal hazardous waste activities - 8 Oct
Jail for Hebden Bridge waste operator operating illegally - 2 Oct
£6k fine for Middlesex company that allowed its hazardous waste to go to an unpermitted site - 1 Oct
Illegal disposal costs two Wolverhampton companies £44k - 27 Sep
68 year old Leicester man gets jail sentence and ASBO for continuing illegal waste activities - 24 Sep
Tyneside firm ordered to pay £14k over waste odour issues - 19 Sep
W Sussex removal company and Director ordered to pay £19k for illegal dumping - 18 Sep
Illegal Kent site operator ordered to pay £11.5k - 17 Sep
Illegal tipping of ~ 3k tonnes of waste on farmland costs farmer £10k - 11 Sep
Medical waste dumped on farmland costs farm owner £5k - 11 Sep
Waste producer and spreader fined ~£30k for illegal disposal - 6 Sep
Bucksscrap dealer orderd to pay £9.2k for not complying with Permit - 4 Sep
Illegal waste on N Devon farm costs farmer £6k - 30 Aug
116m long 'bonfire night' fire leads to £28k fine for Norfolk firewood merchant - 29 Aug
Illegal storage of ~14k tyres incineration activities costs Ludlow farmer £27k - 28 Aug
Soham man ordered to pay £2.7k for carrying scrap with no Carriers Licence - 20 Aug
Illegal burning of waste costs Cheltenham man £3k + 240 hours community work - 19 Aug
Sheffield recycling site fined £9k for exceeding permit limits - 14 Aug
£25k fine for illegal dumping of waste at Windsor farm - 8 Aug
Illegal waste site costs Nottingham man £3.5k - 8 Aug
£80k confiscation order for illegal asbestos storage in Chelmsford - 29 Jul 
Metropolitan Waste fined £51.5k for storing over 20x permitted waste - 26 Jul
Rentokil Initial Services fined £4k for failing to use consignment notes - 10 Jul
Illegal waste operator sentenced to prison and £9.5k fine for continuing to commit offences - 5 Jul
Bonfire night waste fire costs Chesterfield skip hire firm £1k fine - 3 Jul
Illegal Peterborough scrap yard operator fined £5k - 2 Jul
Fly-infested waste storage costs Centrol Group £24k - 25 Jun 
Illegal waste disposal costs Belbroughton man £5k - 19 Jun
Illegal Berkshire waste operator ordered to pay £4k - 18 Jun
Sellafield fined £700k for disposal of radioactive waste to landfill - 14 Jun
Suspended prison sentence for Gravesend serial waste offender - 6 Jun
Illegal waste disposal costs Bridgnorth man £10k - 24 May
Obstruction of EA officers costs Hartlepool operator £1.5k - 23 May
£10.5k fine for Bolton flytipping and lack of transfer note - 17 May
£31k fine and costs for illegal disposal of C&D waste near Doncaster - 9 May
Michael Coates Recycling fined £10k for operating without Permit - 3 May
Illegal vehicle dismantling costs Lincolnshire company £8k - 18 Apr
Waste carrier gets 80 hours community service for illegal tyre disposal - 16 Apr
Couple running King's Lynn Skips ordered to pay £115k for illegal waste site - 10 Apr
Illegal asbestos management costs stable owner and farmer £7.2k - 9 Apr
Illegal burning of waste at Amersham Farm costs father and son £40k - 6 Mar
£106k in fines and costs for Brazil illegal export case - 5 Mar
Illegal waste burning on bonfire night cost scrap yard £4.5k - 4 Mar 
Biffa fined £105k for landfill leachate control breaches - 21 Feb
Agency revoke Waste Carrier's Licence - 20 Feb
Suspended sentence for asbestos flytipping - 8 Feb
Illegal waste storage costs operator £19k - 6 Feb
Illegal storage of 100k tyres costs East Devon man £27k - 1 Feb
Cantankerous farmer sentenced to 8 months in prison for illegal waste storage - 29 Jan
Illegal tyre storage costs Wiltshire man £4.7k - 4 Jan

SEPA

2015

Lothian man gets 180 hours community service for illegal waste site - 15 Oct
Former waste operator fine £700 for breaching environmental licence - 10 Jul
Fife landowner handed £15k confiscation order - 8 Jul
Restriction of liberty order applied for waste burning - 18 Jun
Ayrshire composting company fined £17k for offensive odours - 17 Jun
SITA fined £20,000 for licence breaches - 1 May
Tyre recycling company and director fined a total of £8,000 for waste offences at three sites in the West of Scotland - 1 May
Tyre recycling company director Paul Cook imprisoned - 27 Feb
Perthshire operator pleads guilty to waste offences - 24 Feb
South Lanarkshire businessman fined for waste offences - 13 Feb
Edinburgh waste management firm fined £4,000 for environmental offences - 30 Jan 

2014

Glasgow construction firm fined £16,000 for failing to ensure licenced disposal of waste - 31 Dec
Record £200k fine for Doonin Plant for WML offences - 23 Oct
Man fined £750 for waste offences - 3 Oct
Oran Env Services convicted of licence breaches - 19 Aug
Perth recycling company fined £6k following fire investigation - 10 Jul

2013

Kilmarnock farming business fined £2.2k for dumping waste - 30 Aug
Scotgen (Dumfries) Ltd EfW plant permit revoked - 27 Aug
Glasgow man fined £450 for illegal scrap site - 1 Jul
Duns company fined £53k in addition to previous £41k confiscation order for illegal waste site - 5 Jun
N Lanarckshire man given 100 hrs community service for illegally storing tyres - 5 Apr
Farmer fined £11k for illegal waste storage - 11 Feb

NIEA

2015

Portadown man fined £7k for unauthorised scrap site - 4 Aug
Fuel laundering waste offences costs Newry man £11k - 21 Jul
Cullyhanna womanfined £12.5k for fuel laundering waste offences - 29 Jun
Penalties totalling £13.4k for two Portadown companies - 15 Jun
Newry Company fined £500 for waste offences - 13 May
Crossmaglen man fined £2,500 and given suspended sentence for fuel laundering waste offences - 29 Apr
Mallusk skip hire company owner fined £400 for waste offences - 23 Apr
Strabane man given suspended sentence for waste offences - 27 Feb
Armagh car breaker fined £1,145 for waste offences - 20 Feb
Ballymoney car breaker given suspended sentence for illegal waste offences - 06 Feb
Castleroe car breaker given suspended sentence for illegal waste offences - 06 Feb
Castledawson land owner fined £1,000 for illegally keeping waste - 05 Feb
Craigavon construction company fined £1,500 for waste offences - 03 Feb
Co Antrim skip hire business and two former Directors guilty of waste crime - 09 Jan

2014

Cullaville man fined £7,500 for waste offences - 15 Dec
£29k fines for Dungannon waste offences - 10 Nov
Scrap merchant fined £300 for waste offences - 7 Oct
Company fined £7.5k for breach of permit conditions - 16 Sep
Waste offences cost truck company £7.5k - 2 May
Colinglen Contractors of Lisburn fined £166k plus confiscation order - 15 Nov
Ballynahinch man fined £1.9k for illegal car breaking - 4 Nov
Ballycastle man fined £918 for illegal depositing, keeping and treating waste - 4 Nov
Greenway (Ireland) fined £1.5k for holding waste without a licence - 18 Oct
Crumlin man fined £1.2k for illegal scrap yard - 7 Oct
£300 fine for no waste carriers licence - 4 Oct
Carrickfergus man fined £6,000 for waste tyre offences - 4 Oct
Scrap merchant fined £800 for waste offences - 3 Oct
Vehicle breaker fined £1,100 for waste offences - 3 Oct
Portaferry man fined a total of £1,950 for waste offences - 3 Oct 
Scrap dealer given suspended sentence for operating illegal waste site - 16 Aug
Former scrap dealer fined £400 for illegal waste storage - 13 Aug
£16k confiscation order for Cookstown man for illegal waste site - 13 Aug
RMA Recycling fined £2k for operating an illegal waste facility - 21 May
Lisburn scrap dealer given 6 months suspended sentence for illegale waste offences - 12 Apr

HSE

2015

Death of operative costs South Coast Skips £90k - 3 Nov
F&R Cawley fined £100k for multiple fractures - 28 Oct
Sita fined £200k after employee struck by vehicle - 13 Oct
Batley firm fined £80k with £40k costs after death of baler operator - 2 Sep
Bedfordshire scrap company fined £12k for delivery driver injury - 29 July
Recresco fined £50k + £21.6 costs after worker loses arm - 18 Jun
Southern Plastics Recycling fined £1.5k for fall injury - 12 Jun
CF Booth fined £15k for injuries to worker - 1 Jun
Shred-it fined £18k for severe hand injuries - 27 May
Veolia fined £16k after worker suffered life changing injuries in fall - 6 May
Docks recycling company fined for unsuitable machine guarding - 5 May
Liverpool Skip Hire firm fined over fork lift truck injuries - 5 May
Recycling firm sentenced over worker’s severed hands - 16 Apr
Waste recycling firm prosecuted over worker’s crush injuries - 26 Mar
FCC fined £200k over worker’s death - 16 Mar
Mekatek fined for multiple failings at Carmarthen waste site - 27 Feb
Kier fined £160k over worker’s life-changing injuries - 8 Jan
 

2014

BW Riddle fined £70k after worker fell from conveyor belt - 23 Dec
EMR fined £150k for worker’s death - 19 Dec
Recresco fined £180k over forklift death - 18 Dec
Sterecycle fined £500k for corporate manslaughter - 10 Nov
Murphy's (Waste) hit with £6700 cost for 'dismal safety record' - 5 Nov
Lead poisoning costs Darwen scrap metal firm £60k  - 22 Oct
Ayrshire scrap merchant fined £118k after worker loses arm -  6 Oct
£10k fine for Roydon Polythene after worker's leg trapped - 26 Sep
Manchester City Council fined £10k after litter picker struck by car - 24 Sep
EA fined after for severed finger from unguarded circular saw - 18 Sep
Eurokey Recycling fined £9k following contractor fall - 3 Jul
Reversing injury costs ECO Plastics £18k - 2 Jun
Biffa fined £20k after fingertips lost in machinery - 3 Apr
Reversing digger injuries cost Hampshire company £32k - 25 Mar
Redditch recycling firm fine £100k for worker's death - 4 Feb
Serious injury at Devon recycling firm leads to £47k penalty - 20 Jan

2013

Bolton recycling firm fined £2k with £1.5k costs for injury from steel beam - 15 Nov
UK Wood Recycling fined £200k + £34k costs after worker killed - 12 Nov
£140k fine and costs for Port Talbot Recycling firm after worker lost arm in conveyor - 25 Oct
London recycling company ordered to pay £21k foir worker losing arm in conveyor - 24 Oct
Suspended sentence and £300 fine for Corby recycling firm Director for failing to properly train staff and correct safety failings - 18 Oct
Bridgend recycling firm ordered to pay £300k after worker crushed by skip - 25 Sep
Firm fined after worker hit by falling skip - 10 Sep
Preston Plastics fined after bale topples onto worker - 28 Aug
DS Smith Paper fined £130k after worker crushed - 11 Jun
£370k in fines and costs for death caused by vehicle and people segregation failure - 20 May
City Scrap Ltd fined £20k for safety failures - 17 Apr


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