Belfast brothers to pay £340k for ‘reckless’ waste offences

A Northern Ireland waste firm and its directors have been slapped with a huge penalty after repeatedly breaching waste laws

The brothers pleaded guilty at at Laganside Crown Court. Photograph: Google Street ViewThe former directors of a Belfast skip company must pay at hundreds of thousands of pounds within three months or face imprisonment for waste offences.

Ace Bates Skip Hire and its former directors, brothers Thomas and Gary Bates, were ordered to pay a £200,000 confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

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