A waste company in Chesterfield has had its environmental permit suspended.
According to the Environment Committee, Lindrick Project Management accepted unpermitted waste onto its facility, failing to comply with its permit conditions.
The illegal waste posed an increased of fire, dust and odour nuisance. The firm stored the unpermitted waste outside instead of within a building.
The suspension prevents the company from bringing any more waste of any type onto the site and the firm has a month to remove the non-permitted waste and reduce the risk of pollution posed by the site.
An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “The Environment Agency has taken action against Lindrick Project Management to prevent the waste from posing a risk to the environment and the local community.
“The company has continued to store waste inappropriately on its premises, giving rise to dust and odour in the local vicinity and it must now take action to comply with permit conditions. Until this happens we will not allow them to bring any more waste onto the site. We will monitor the company’s progress closely over the coming weeks.”