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Community service for scrap car and tyre burning

A 12 month community order of 200 hours of unpaid work was given to a man who worked for a Dorset recycling company which illegally broke up and burnt scrap cars.

Last June Environment Agency officers found what appeared to be an illegal scrap yard and waste transfer station at a site at Putton Lane, Chickerell. They found several scrap cars scattered around, piles of car parts, and a large bonfire smouldering with the remnants of tyres and wheels.

Reports of fire and noxious smoke had been received a few days before the visit, and burning was also reported a few weeks after, when a bonfire of whole wheels, tyres, wood and ply-board was found.

Leon Nash of Portland Recyclers, Fortunteswell, Portland, Dorset was charged with depositing controlled waste on land without a waste management licence at the site between August 31 and June 8 2005.

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