Licensed waste firm caught dumping

A Kent-based waste company and its director have been made to pay almost £30,000 after illegally dumping waste on farmland.

Abbey Waste Management, of Strood, was seen dumping waste wood on a farm in Iwade, near Sittingbourne, in November 2007 outside the terms of its waste management licence.

Environment Agency officers had been carrying out surveillance of the farm following reports that companies had dumped waste there. Abbey’s truck was seen entering the site on two days.

Abbey pleaded guilty before Sittingbourne magistrates on 4 December to four c

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