Man's £2,250 illegal waste fine
A Mallusk man who illegally stored waste as part of his skip hire business has been fined £2,250 plus court costs at Laganside Magistrates Court.
Stephen Moran, of Grange Lane, admitted operating a waste transfer station at an address on the Seven Mile Straight in Crumlin as part of his skip hire business, A2B Skips, without planning permission or a waste management licence, the Department of the Environment said in a statement.
"When officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency visited the site in July and August 2011, they found approximately 50 skips on the site, many of which contained controlled waste.
"A number of deposits of controlled waste were also found on the ground adjacent to the skips," a DoE spokesman said.
Moran was fined £750 per charge - one count of illegally depositing waste, one of illegally keeping and treating waste and one duty of care offence.