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  • Berkshire man fined for running illegal skip operation

    A man who, with his company, ran an illegal waste operation in Berkshire has been fined a total of £4,000 by Magistrates following a prosecution brought by the Environment Agency. Stephen Frank George, 51, of Fifield Road, Fifield, Berkshire, and his company G&M Waste and Contractors Ltd pleaded guilty to running the illegal waste operation on land known as ‘Hard-to-Find ...

  • Skip hire bosses pay high price for waste mountain

    The bosses of a skip hire company responsible for creating a “waste mountain” have been ordered to hand over 234,393GBP after admitting waste offences Easy Skips (NE) Limited and Andrew Benson and Kevin Brough, two of the company’s directors at the time of the offences, were today (19 August) sentenced at Teesside Crown Court for controlled waste offences and their assets confiscated. The ...

  • AbTech Industries Appoints Industry Expert Skip Short as Director of Global Stormwater Sales

    AbTech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ABHD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Skip Short to the newly created position of Director of Global Stormwater. Mr. Short will be responsible for leading the company's environmental technologies sales in the growing stormwater industry sector. Mr. Short brings 17 years of experience in the stormwater industry. He began his career as a civil design ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • Illegal wood burning caught on camera

    Two skip companies repeatedly supplied wood to an illegal wood burning site. The Environment Agency had the site in Upminster, Essex under surveillance for several days in January 2012. Yesterday (Thurs) the man responsible for burning the waste, landowner Kevin Harding was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay a contribution towards costs of £1000, both ...

  • Firm and two men face £248,000 bill over illegal waste operations

    A waste management business and two men in Berwick-upon-Tweed have been ordered to pay a total of £248,000 after being convicted of waste crime offences. Frank Flannigan Junior, 45, of Mansfield Road, Tweedmouth was sentenced on Friday 17 January at Newcastle Crown Court in relation to the operations of his company DepotHire Ltd. His father Frances Clavering Flannigan, 78, of Etal Road, ...

  • Waste Management Solutions for construction sites nationwide

    We are an independent provider of waste management solutions across the UK, providing sustainable waste services for all our clients. Our services work in leisure and retail premises, commercial building construction, roads and a variety of other construction projects in the public sector. Because of increasing costs and tougher legislation waste handling is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Pakawaste gives Hammonds a Helping Hand

    Pakawaste give a Helping Hand to Hammond’s Furniture. Pakawaste Ltd, the market leader in the field of waste handling equipment, have again helped Hammond’s Furniture who are an existing customer with their Waste Recycling needs.Hammond’s had large amounts of wood and plastic waste, which was being disposed of in 35yd open skips. Pakawaste have put in place a Rotokrush to reduce the wood waste ...


    By Pakawaste Ltd

  • Prison sentence for illegal waste site operator

    A man from Buxton has received a five month prison sentence for illegally operating a waste site. The Environment Agency brought Timothy Birchenough to Nottingham Crown Court to be charged under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Birchenough operated an illegal waste site at Wibbersley Farm, Buxton. He did not have a waste management licence, which is a requirement for all sites which receive ...

  • UK waste company fined for dumping plastics in river

    A UK waste company has been ordered to pay GBP 29,000 in fines and costs after illegally dumping waste on land at two sites in Devon. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. Agency officers visited a site at Cannington Mill in Devon, in September 2005 and found wastes deposited in the floodplain of the River Dalch.  Some of this waste included fines waste that contained small pieces ...

  • Blocked pumps?

    If your waste water gravity drains to a pump well for collection prior to pumping for further treatment and you are suffering from pump blockages, Huber has a screen that can solve this problem. This vertical screen can be retrofitted into an existing pump well and collects the solids prior to passing to the pump chamber. The vertical auger then elevates these screenings to ground level, ...


    By Huber SE

  • £14,000 fine for company operating illegal waste facility

    Today, 22 November 2013, Easy Skip Hire Ltd of Doncaster was sentenced at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court to one charge relating to operating a waste transfer facility without an Environmental Permit. The company pleaded guilty at an earlier court hearing. The company was fined £14,000, ordered to pay £3,131.87 in costs, along with a £120 victim surcharge. The charge was ...

  • Bradford company fined £4,000 over moving of hazardous storage tanks

    A Bradford-based storage company was fined £4,000 yesterday (Wednesday 26 June) after it moved hazardous storage tanks at its site against the requirements of a statutory notice issued by the Environment Agency. Denholme Storage (Bradford) Ltd was ordered to pay £1,650 in costs to the Environment Agency, which brought the case at Bradford Magistrates Court. The company was also ...

  • Protein an important part of children’s breakfasts

    A protein-rich breakfast plays a key role increasing satiety and energy, and according to new research presented at IFT Wellness 12 in Chicago, IL, it should be an essential breakfast component for school-aged children, as it does a better job of increasing fullness and decreasing caloric intake at later meals. The IFT session, “Protein for Kids: The Importance of Reaching Parents, ...


  • Recycling Polystyrene

    Enough waste Polystyrene to fill 15,000 Olympic sized swimming pools is currently land filled in the UK every year. Purex International has developed a new system to thermally densify this waste into a form that can be recycled into new products and fuels. Polystyrene is a very effective packaging material but disposing of or recycling it can be problematic and expensive. Purex International ...


  • Three companies fined for illegal waste activities

    Three companies have pleaded guilty to charges relating to the illegal depositing of construction and demolition waste, for the purpose of building a haul road at Hurst Plantation near Doncaster. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Darlington firm and four family members guilty

    A Darlington-based business and four members of the same family have been convicted of multiple waste crime offences following a 10-week trial at Teesside Crown Court. Albert Skip Hire Ltd, its manager Raymond Anthony Shepherd, and his brother and company director Paul Stuart Shepherd, were all convicted on Friday (8 November) following an Environment Agency investigation. Family members Jack ...

  • Waste producer responsibility

    Waste (for the purposes of soils/concrete/tar-bound material) is anything produced on site that you wish to get rid of/ remove. Section 34 of the EPA90 act imposes a 'Duty of Care' on those concerned with controlled waste. “Duty of Care” means that a company producing waste is responsible for its proper and safe disposal, even if it has been passed to another party. Breach of the ...


    By HWM Group

  • Illegal waste operator and company fined £25,000 for illegally dumping waste at a farm near Windsor

    An illegal waste operator and company have been fined for illegally dumping waste at a farm near Windsor. Mr Mark Jones, 49, pleaded guilty at Maidenhead Magistrates’ Court to three offences of causing or permitting the unlawful deposit of waste between August 2006 and December 2010 on rented land surrounding his property at Brayfield Farm, Windsor Road, Water Oakley, Windsor. He was fined ...

  • EPA honors U.S. Virgin islands environmental leaders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has honored four individuals or organizations from the U.S. Virgin Islands with Environmental Quality Awards for their achievements protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck was joined by Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez to present the awards to this year’s recipients at a ...

  • Three men sentenced for waste crime offences

    Three men have appeared before Teesside Crown Court after being involved in unauthorised waste operations in the Middlesborough area. Brian Greenwood, 37, of Edendale Terrace, Horden, Ian Fenny, 41, Kingfisher Close, Hartlepool, and Owen Hill, 43, of Bridge Street, Nottingham, all appeared for sentencing on Tuesday (25 June) after they admitted charges relating to illegal waste activities on ...

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