Investigation shuts waste firm’s operations

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A Lancaster-based waste and recycling company has had its waste permit withdrawn by the Environment Agency (EA) while a criminal investigation takes place. The EA said the move protected the environment from harm and meant A1 Supa Skips was no longer able to conduct any form of waste operations, including accepting or processing waste. It added that any form of further waste deposit or processing on the site at Unit 37, Lune industrial Estate, Lancaster, is a criminal offence. As part of the withdrawal of the licence, the operator is also required to clear the site of all waste.

The EA said that due to the criminal investigation it was limited to what information it could share. Waste operators are required to operate in line with rules that protect the environment and human health. Where the EA has concerns that these rules are not complied with, it can use enforcement powers to seek to withdraw a site’s permit.

An EA spokesperson said: “We take our responsibility to protect the environment and legitimate businesses very seriously and will take tough action where operators fail to meet our high standards.

“Members of the public and businesses in the area need to be aware that it is now a criminal offence to use A1 Supa Skip Ltd to remove and dispose of waste.”

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