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Man fined £600 for waste breaches

Thomas Patrick Woodside (47), of Castletown Road, Ballynure, was fined a total of £600 at Laganside Magistrates Court yesterday for breaches of waste management legislation.

In September 2012 officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency investigated a site adjacent to Castletown Road, Ballynure, where a quantity of construction and demolition material was deposited.

Mr Woodside admitted being in control of the site.

A further visit in May 2013 confirmed the waste was still on-site. Officers identified over 6,600 tonnes of waste including soil, stone, concrete and brick.

The site did not have a waste management licence or an exemption to deposit or store controlled waste.

Mr Woodside pleaded guilty to three waste charges under The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 and was fined £200 on each of the charges.

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