The Environment Agency has revoked Waste4Fuel’s permit, meaning that it will be a criminal offence if any more material is added to the giant mound of waste in Orpington.
The EA served Waste4Fuel with a notice of revocation in September. The company did not appeal the decision, according to the EA.
As a result, Waste4Fuel’s environmental permit was revoked on 8 October and the EA will carry out daily site inspections to monitor the levels of waste.
Meanwhile, the agency has completed its work to ‘re-profile’ the mound of waste to give London Fire Brigade better access to the site.
The fire service and the EA will collaborate on daily visits that, as well as checking waste levels, will focus on site security and fire risks.
In a statement the EA said: “We understand the frustration of local residents and we will continue our regulatory action against Waste4Fuel. We are committed to working with our partners, including the London Borough of Bromley, to find a long-term solution.”
Waste4Fuel, which has been in a voluntary arrangement with creditors since December 2013, no longer has a website and its telephone number has been disconnected.
In September, the company’s last remaining director, Shelley Hurst, resigned from her position.