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Site operator fined for construction waste offences

A Northern Ireland man has been fined and ordered to pay a total of £7,400 after illegally storing and depositing construction waste.

William Brian O’Donnell of Eglinton, Londonderry, was fined £3,000 plus compensation costs of £4,400 at Londonderry Magistrates’ court.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency said its officers visited his site at Craigbrack Road, Eglinton, on numerous occasions between September 2013 and March 2015, where they found construction waste deposited and stored.

O’Donnell did not hold the relevant waste management licence or an exemption to deposit or store waste at this location, according to the agency.

He pleaded guilty to, and was fined £750 for each of, four charges under The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997:

  • One charge under Article 4 (1) (a) relating to the illegal deposit of controlled waste. For depositing controlled waste in or on any land unless a waste management licence authorising the deposit is in force and the deposit is in accordance with the licence
  • Three charges under Article 4(1) (b) relating to the illegal keeping of controlled waste. For keeping controlled waste in or on land unless a waste management licence authorising the storage is in force and the storage is in accordance with the licence

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