Illegal waste operator gets £200k bill

A farmer who operated an illegal landfill site has been ordered to pay more than £200,000.

A farmer who operated an illegal landfill site has been ordered to pay more than £200,000.

Guy Wentworth, of Ewins Hill farm, Marlborough, Wiltshire, pleaded guilty in 2011 to operating a landfill without an environmental permit. He was sentenced at Salisbury crown court to six months in prison, suspended for 12 months, for breaching section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Between April 2006 and July 2010, Environment Agency officers visiting a legal recycling activity on the farm noticed a landfill which did not have a permit or exemption.

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