Director and recycling firm ordered to pay £230,000 in Cardiff

Repeat offending over a number of years at a site of special scientific interest has landed a director and his firm with a hefty fine

The waste was found in an area outside with no infrastructure to prevent pollutants escaping. Photograph: Natural Resources WalesA recycling firm and its director have been fined almost a quarter of a million pounds for refusing to clean up a site, after having been prosecuted already for failing to store refuse derived fuel (RDF) there properly.

Atlantic Recycling Limited, which is based in the Cardiff suburb of Rumney, was fined £130,000 and ordered to pay costs amounting to £50,000 at Cardiff Crown Court on 28 November.

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