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    ILLEGAL WASTE DISPOSAL LANDS CONTRACTORS IN COURT

    Waste authority prosecutes contractors for using unlicensed disposal site

    Fines totalling over £113k have been handed out to seven companies following investigations by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) into a waste site operated by Doonin Plant Limited in South Lanarkshire. The companies pleaded guilty to “disposing controlled waste in a manner likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm to human health”.

    Contractors must check license in place 

    Iain Cruickshank, SEPA’s Unit Manager in South Lanarkshire, said:

    “Every company dealing with waste is under a duty of care to regularly review operating practices and check the public register to ensure they are complying with legislation. The companies prosecuted never checked a waste management licence was in place.

    If anyone wants to check whether a site they plan to use has the appropriate licences in place they can contact SEPA .”

    Companies pleading guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to depositing controlled waste on the site when no waste management licence was in force were:

    • C.E.P. Demolitions Limited
    • JCJ (Demolition and Construction) Limited
    • George Hunter (Demolishers) Limited
    • E. Nicholson & Sons (Metals) Limited
    • St Andrews Demolition & Construction Limited

    One further company pled guilty to failing to provide SEPA with waste transfer notes for waste sent to the site:

    • Enviroclean (Scotland) Limited

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