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Worcester-based company gets waste dumping fine

A Worcester-based company has been fined £39,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3,529 after being found guilty of running two illegal waste dumps.

Midlands Recycling was found guilty in its absence of illegally depositing controlled waste on land at Stonehill Farm, Ombersley and Crabbe Yard, Wadborough.

In total, Worcester Magistrates found the company guilty on seven charges of depositing, knowingly keeping and treating demolition waste without a Waste Management Licence.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: "I hope this fine will act as a warning to businesses who think that they can just flout the law and behave in as irresponsible manner as Midlands Recycling."

The charges, brought under Section 33 of the Environment Protection Act 1990, relate to demolition waste such as bricks, wood, concrete and plastics.

The spokesman added: "The Environment Agency will not tolerate the illegal dumping of waste on land which has not been adapted to accept that waste and when there is no Waste Management Licence in place."

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