Natural Resources Wales have served a formal warning and enforcement notice over strong odours at a Welsh compost waste treatment facility.
The company running the Bryn Compost waste treatment facility in Gelligaer breached its permit conditions, which resulted in the strong odours.
Natural Resources Wales officers investigated the site after complaints from local residents and found the company was exceeding the volume of waste permitted on the site.
The company now has to make sure it does not exceed waste input limits over the next 12 months and Natural Resources Wales is stepping up its regulation of the site.
Gareth O’Shea, from Natural Resources Wales said: “We regulate sites such as Bryn Compost to make sure that they are complying with the conditions of their permit and their activities are not affecting the quality of life for local people.
“Since we granted the permit to Bryn Compost in 2005, we have regularly reviewed their activities and enforced a number of improvements to operations at the site.
“We continue to monitor operations at the site very closely and will be increasing inspections to make sure these latest improvements are made to reduce the impact of odour on people living in the area.”
- In September 2013, an Environment Agency report said the number of UK waste management pollution incidents increased markedly in 2012, with 2.8 serious and significant pollution incidents in composting for every 100 waste permits.