Waste Prosecutions

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




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


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



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


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



£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



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


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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