A scrap metal recycler in Northern Ireland has been fined for breaching his waste licence conditions for storing controlled waste at his site (see photo).
Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers visited the end-of-life vehicle and scrap metal site at Portadown run by Seamus Toye, 72.
During the visit in March 2014, they found a large number of scrap engines, vehicle parts, scrap metal, timber and waste tyres.
In December 2014, Craigavon magistrates gave Toye until 4 August this year to clear his site of all waste. However, significant amounts were found on the site during two subsequent visits by NIEA officers.
Toye pleaded guilty to four offences under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order.
He was fined a total of £7,000 and made to pay £31 in court costs.