Scottish Water subsidiary fined over offensive odours

Scottish Water’s failure to invest in appropriate infrastructure caused odour problems which had a severe impact on the life of North Lanarkshire residents

The site before the compsting facility wasc closed in 2013. It is now a fully enclosed food waste recycling facility. Photograph: Scottish WaterScottish Water Horizons has been fined £26,000 for failing to tackle offensive odours that spewed from one of its recycling facilities in North Lanarkshire for five months.

The company, a subsidiary of Scottish Water that focuses on business innovation, pleaded guilty to five charges of failing to comply with its permit at Airdrie Sheriff Court on 10 October.

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