A West Midlands waste firm director jailed for not clearing a 42ft waste mountain is to have his assets seized.
The High Court has authorised a writ, at the request of the Environment Agency (EA), to seize the assets of Robert McNaughton, as well as those of his company Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF).
McNaughton was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in December 2013 after failing to heed notices from the EA to clear a pile of waste at RDF’s site near Dudley. Local residents complained of rodent problems caused by the rubbish heap.
Complaints about the site date back to late 2011.
An EA spokesman said: “Enforcement officers have visited both McNaughton and the company, and are currently investigating what assets can be seized. It is possible that there will be further court hearings in the near future as a result.”