Northern Ireland man ordered to pay £325k for waste offences

A farmer from Comber in Northern Ireland has been handed a £325,690 confiscation order for the illegal treatment and disposal of waste.

William Robert Morrow was sentenced at Downpatrick Crown Court last week, having already pleaded guilty to three charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997.

Morrow was also ordered to carry out 180 hours of community service and to pay £1,285 in costs.

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The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (SI 1997/2778) (NI 19)

In force/
Current
Legislation
Northern Ireland
Published
18 May 2015

Commentary

07/05/2015 Amending Regulations SR 2015/238 published.
03/07/2015 Amending Regulations (SR 2015/288) published.

Compliance Dates

27/11/1997 Enacted 27 November 1997. Its provisions come into force on dates to be determined by the Head of the Department. See related Commencement Orders.

Characteristics

Subject

Land and development Waste

Source

OPSI (Office of Public Sector Information)

Affected Sectors

Cross-sector Packaging Waste and Cleaning Public Sector
ECM

The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (SI 1997/2778) (NI 19)

Document Status: In force/Current

Scope: Northern Ireland

Commentary:

07/05/2015 Amending Regulations SR 2015/238 published.
03/07/2015 Amending Regulations (SR 2015/288) published.

Compliance:

27/11/1997 Enacted 27 November 1997. Its provisions come into force on dates to be determined by the Head of the Department. See related Commencement Orders.

The sentencing followed an investigation by Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers between November 2015 and April 2016, who found an estimated 3,942 tonnes of waste buried at Morrow’s property on Ballydrain Road. Morrow did not have the required waste management permit or appropriate exemption in place.

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