Fire-risk waste firm fined for breaching storage restrictions

The Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted a company and its director for flouting waste height restrictions

The waste was stacked 10 metres high in contravention of the company's permit. Photograph: Environment AgencyA waste company and its owner have been prosecuted for storing waste at more than double the height allowed, causing substantial fire and pollution risks.

Connect Waste Management UK Ltd and its director Samantha Jones pleaded guilty to breaching environmental permitting laws at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 8 November.

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