Man Fined £7,000 For Illegal Scrap Metal Site

Craigavon Courthouse. INPT21-238.Seamus Toye from Milltown Lane, The Birches, Portadown, Northern Ireland was fined £7,000 plus £31 court costs at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court for waste offences.

Toye pleaded guilty to four offences in relation to his unauthorised End of Life Vehicle and scrap metal site.

On 11 March 2014, Northern Ireland Environment Agency officers visited the site, where they found large amounts of scrap engines, vehicle parts, scrap metal, timber and waste tyres.

On 8 December 2014, at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court (pictured), Toye was given until 5 August to clear his site of all waste. Significant amounts of waste were found on site during two subsequent visits by NIEA officers.

Toye pleaded guilty under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997.

He was fined £1,500 for each of the two charges under Article 4(1)(a); for depositing controlled waste, or knowingly causing or knowingly permitting controlled waste to be deposited in or on any land unless a waste management licence authorising that deposit is in force and the deposit is in accordance with the licence.

He was also fined £2,000 for each of the charges under Article 4(1)(b); for treating, keeping or disposing of controlled waste or knowingly causing permitting controlled waste to be treated, kept, or disposed of except, of except under and in accordance with a waste management licence.


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