Dixon was also disqualified from being a company director for five years and issued a regulation 44 order requiring him to produce a plan for how he is going to clear the site.
Mrs Anne-Lise McDonald, in a joint prosecution for the Environment Agency and Lincolnshire County Council as waste planning authority, said the company had a permit to run a waste transfer station issued in March 2012. Between then and 2014 investigating officers made many visits to the site where they found between 13 and 17 times as much waste as permitted with wastes also exceeding the permitted height limit. She said: “Dixon knew the limits and failed to reduce the amount kept at the site. He even allowed more waste to be accepted, compounding the problem.” The company has since gone into liquidation.
The largest pile and the one which caused the officers the most concern was a very large pile of mixed waste akin to landfill waste but without the precautions that a legitimate landfill site would have in place.The waste was decomposing causing black stagnant liquid to leach out of the waste, bad odours, litter and an increase in flies. The excessive height of the wastes were also harmful to visual amenity, the Environment Agency reported.
The sentence and community work were for each of two Environment Agency charges. There was no separate penalty for the Lincolnshire County Council offences.