UK company banned to operate waste sites

A waste company in Gateshead has been banned to operate three sites. J & J Stanley appealed against the Environment Agency’s decision to dismiss its environmental permits last November. The Planning Inspector […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A waste company in Gateshead has been banned to operate three sites.

J & J Stanley appealed against the Environment Agency’s decision to dismiss its environmental permits last November.

The Planning Inspector denied the appeals as there had been a history of “non-compliance” and that interventions had to be made to ensure “unacceptable” breaches were dealt with.

It also heard the breaches included the failure to contain potential pollution on site and failure to make sure waste was secured.

One appeal made by the company for a waste transfer station in January has been approved.

Carla Metcalf, Environment Agency regulatory specialist said: “Persistent non-compliance is unacceptable and we will come down forcefully on those companies who choose to operate outside the law and therefore put people and the environment at risk.

“Badly-run waste sites are a major nuisance to the local community due to pollution, odour problems and flies. We want to send out a clear message that this will not be tolerated and we will review all of your permits.”