County Antrim firm fined for waste offences

Chris Tindall
April 24, 2019

A haulage company has been fined £40,000 for a range of waste offences. Waste management firm Thompson Site Services appeared at Antrim Magistrates’ Court after the Northern Ireland Environment Agency stopped driver Trevor Castles transporting excavation waste to an unauthorised waste site.

Officers found he did not possess any of the required paperwork for his load.

Two months’ later in August 2017, the police observed another waste-laden lorry registered to Thompson Site Services depositing excavation waste at a site in Glenavy, which did not have a licence or exemption to keep waste.

The company was fined for one charge under The Waste and Contaminated Land Order, company director Ian Thompson was disqualified from acting as a company director for five years and in addition Castles was fined £300.

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Chris Tindall

Chris Tindall started writing for the haulage and logistics industry in 2002 and has covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning and Brexit.

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