Essex operators fined £100,000 for football pitch size waste dump

Two men and a company have been prosecuted for illegally dumping waste in an area that could have exacerbated local flooding

About 6,000 tonnes of waste was deposited - roughly the size of a football pitch. Photograph: Environment AgencyA waste management firm and two individuals have been fined a total of more than £100,000 for dumping thousands of tonnes of controlled waste.

Manns Waste Management Ltd, Ricky Mann and Glenn Tamplin all pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 30 September to their roles in operating an illegal waste facility in Essex.

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