ERJ staff report (DS)
Newry, Northern Ireland - Directors of a tyre recycling business in Northern Ireland have been fined for storing too many tyres on their licenced site.
OM Recycling Ltd, was yesterday made the subject of a Â£120,000 Confiscation Order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 at Newry Crown Court. The company had a licence to store up to 150 tonnes of unprocessed tyres and 100 tonnes of shredded tyres inside the two sheds on site.
During site inspections by Northern Ireland Environment Agency officers in 2009 and 2010, approximately half a million tyres were found to be stored in bales outside the licensed area. In October 2009 the company failed to act on an instruction under the Waste and Contaminated Land (NI) Order 1997 to remove all tyres stored in excess of permitted limits. A follow up visit in February 2010 discovered additional tyre bales on site.
The site has since been cleared of all excess tyres and the company is now largely compliant with their licence conditions with no recent serious breaches having been recorded.
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Press release from Northern Ireland Environment Agency