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Former Newtownabbey scrap dealer fined £400 for waste offence

Mr Arthur Magill (47) of Sallybush Road, Newtownabbey, was today fined £400 (plus £49 court costs) at Belfast Magistrates’ Court for a breach of waste management legislation.

On 25 August 2011, officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) investigated a site, owned by Mr Magill, on the Sallybush Road where a substantial quantity of scrap metal was deposited, along with concrete, plastics and wood.

Mr Magill pleaded guilty to one charge of keeping controlled waste without holding the necessary waste management licence.

Notes to editors:

1. Mr Magill was charged under 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.

Belfast Telegraph