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Landowner fined £1,000 for waste offences

Stormont Executive press release - Department of the Environment

Mr Martin Mallon (57) of Milltown Road, Benburb, was fined £1,000 at Dungannon Magistrates’ Court on 09 September 2013 for two breaches of waste management legislation.

Between September 2012 and January 2013, officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) investigated a site, owned by Mr Mallon, on the Milltown Road, where a substantial quantity of waste tyres were stored.

Mr Mallon pleaded guilty to one charge of keeping controlled waste without holding the necessary waste management licence and one charge of failing to comply with a direction issued by the Department of the Environment (DOE) and was also ordered to pay £75 court costs.

Notes to editors:

1. Mr Mallon pleaded guilty to two charges under the following:

Article 4 (1) (b) of The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, relating to the keeping of controlled waste, or knowingly causing or knowingly permitting controlled waste to be kept in or on any land except under and in accordance with a waste management license.

Article 27 (5) of The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, relating to failing without reasonable excuse, to comply with a direction under Article 27 (2) of the above order.
 

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