Devon waste firm prosecuted for ‘routinely’ breaching permit

A skip company that failed to heed warnings against burning waste without a permit has been successfully prosecuted for routinely flouting the law

Fire in waste skip. Photograph: Environment Agency

Tivvy Skips was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £2,500 costs. Photograph: Environment Agency

A Devon skip company has been ordered to pay £5,500 in fines and costs for routinely burning waste illegally.

Tivvy Skips Ltd, which runs a small waste transfer station near Tiverton and operates under an environmental permit, was sentenced at Exeter magistrates on 14 December.

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