Surrey waste firm ordered to pay £19k

A waste company in Worcester Park has been ordered to pay £19,000 in fines and costs for operating an illegal waste site. The firm, Feely Skip & Grab Hire, pleaded […]

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A waste company in Worcester Park has been ordered to pay £19,000 in fines and costs for operating an illegal waste site.

The firm, Feely Skip & Grab Hire, pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court this week.

Charges were brought when an Environment Agency investigation found the site operating without an environmental permit or exemption.

Company Director David Feely rented the land for parking and storage but the site was being used to store 4,000 tonnes of construction demolition waste and at least 17 skips of builders’ waste. This included plastic piping, carpet cut offs, wooden panels, paper and cardboard.

Mr Feely admitted he intended to clear the site quicker but the waste had got out of hand.

His Honour Judge Critchlow fined the company £10,000, ordered it to pay £9,000 towards the prosecution’s costs and imposed a victim surcharge of £120.

Alan Cansdale, Environment Agency Manager, said: “The company took in waste inappropriately and the site posed a risk to the local environment. Mr Feely was warned by his landlord on two previous occasions that he was breaking the law.”