Company fined £500 for waste offence

A waste firm has been fined £500 for breaching pollution laws in Northern Ireland. Biffa Waste Services pleaded guilty to exceeding the limits of its permit. It failed to comply […]

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A waste firm has been fined £500 for breaching pollution laws in Northern Ireland.

Biffa Waste Services pleaded guilty to exceeding the limits of its permit.

It failed to comply with the conditions for the prevention of pollution to surface water.

It was ordered to pay £303.07 in costs at Belfast Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

On 2nd January, officers of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) investigated breaches of permit conditions relating to surface water emissions at the Cottonmount Landfill Site.

The non-hazardous landfill site at 140 Mallusk Road, Mallusk Newtownabbey is owned and operated by Biffa Waste Services.