New waste fine - total payout £215,000

Lee Averies, formerly the director of a badly-run waste firm in Swindon, has been handed a £200,000 confiscation order and insructed to pay costs of £15,000 to the Environment Agency. He was banned from working in the industry for five years in 2016, his brother David being given a suspended sentence and a £54,000 bill in fines at the same time.

Sector: Waste

Total payout: £215,000

Type: Prosecution

Date: March 2019

Location: England

Offender: David Averies

Description of offence: Breaching section 33(1)(c) the Environment Protection Act 1990 through keeping, treating or disposing of controlled waste in a manner likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm to human health.

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