Composting firm TEG Group has been prosecuted for failing to comply with Environment Agency instructions to cut the amount of waste treated at its site near Preston.
On 7 April, TEG pleaded guilty before Leyland magistrates to breaching regulation 38(1)(c) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007. It was fined £20,000 with £2,843 costs.
The company’s environmental permit limits the amount of material stored on-site to 200 tonnes. An extra 128t may be processed at any one time.