Waste boss hit with £30,000 fine for running three illegal sites

A waste boss has been given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay £30,000 after pleading guilty to accepting waste onto three sites for a prolonged period without the necessary environmental permits in place.

Sidney Nicholls, who operated under the trading names of UKBF Group Ltd and Plastics Recycling Centre Ltd at two sites in Kidderminster and one in Stanford Bridge, was sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for two years, at Worcester Crown Court yesterday.

The court heard that he “deliberately and over a prolonged period” accepted waste onto each of the three sites. He did not have the necessary environmental permits in place and was in breach of the registered waste exemptions required to ensure that there was no risk to human health or the environment, according the the Environment Agency (EA).

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