Cornish waste firm fined for breaching permits

The operators of a waste company in Cornwall have been ordered to pay £1,000 for breaching environmental permits dating back to 2013. Christopher and Karen Prynn, who traded as St […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The operators of a waste company in Cornwall have been ordered to pay £1,000 for breaching environmental permits dating back to 2013.

Christopher and Karen Prynn, who traded as St Eval Recycling Company, were sentenced at Bodmin Magistrates Court last week after pleading guilty to four offences at a previous hearing.

The breaches included failing to comply with the environmental permit conditions and an enforcement notice as well as not removing waste from the site once the permit had been revoked.

Waste volumes built up at the site and enforcement notices were served by the Environment Agency last year.

However it stated the operators “did not take sufficient action and the volumes of waste were not reduced”.

Clarissa Newell from the Environment Agency added: “There are significant areas within the waste sector where we must raise standards. Our focus is on illegal waste activities, mis-described waste, persistent poor performers, risk of fire, sham recovery and debt recovery.

“We will always try and work with operators to achieve the desired outcomes but unfortunately for those that do not respond and who repeatedly flout the rules or pose a significant risk of harm or nuisance, we must take appropriate enforcement action.”