A 73-year-old man has been ordered to pay £40,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act, having pleaded guilty to six breaches of waste management legislation.
Antrim Crown Court heard that Noel Samuel McAllister, of Bentra Road, Ballycarry, Antrim, had pleaded guilty in March 2017.
Between February and September 2015, Northern Ireland Environment Agency officers investigated the site at Bentra Road and found McAllister was operating an illegal waste transfer station, depositing, keeping and burning large quantities of controlled waste as part of his Campbell Skips business.
Controlled waste found on-site included concrete, brick, ceramics, plastics, wiring, scrap metal, treated timber, plaster board, clothing, tyres, food and food packaging waste.
McAllister’s six offences were under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997. He was given three-month prison sentences suspended for three years for each.