Two waste companies prosecuted for sub-contracting to fly-tippers

Two Essex waste firms have been ordered to pay fines and charges totalling more than £45,000 after sub-contracting waste clearance work to a rogue carrier who went on to fly-tip the waste in Colchester.

Waste firms Walsh & Sons and Calahans Cleaning Services last week pleaded guilty to duty of care offences at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that the owner of a plant nursery in Colchester had paid Walsh & Sons £25,000 to clear his site but that the waste was subsequently dumped at a nearby farm and an industrial unit in the town.

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Environmental Protection Act 1990 (as amended)

In force/
Current
Legislation
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, UK, Wales
Published
22 Mar 2019

Commentary

28/02/2013 Scottish Order (SSI 2013/74) varying Section 153 published.
07/11/2013 Amending regulations (SSI 2013/315) published, increasing fly-tipping and littering fixed penalties for Scotland from April 2014.
07/05/2015 Amending Order SSI 2015/188 published, substituting definition of the EU Waste Directive in relation to Scotland only., 27/05/2015 Amending Order SSI 2015/210 varying Section 153(1) (Financial assistance for environmental purposes) published.
12/02/2016 Amending Regulations (SSI 2016/99) published, amending Section 78YB in relation to Scotland only., 14/03/2016 Amending Regulations (SI 2016/334) published., 26/10/2017 Amending Order ( WSI 2017/1024 ) published.
12/02/2018 Amending Regulations ( SI 2018/171) published., 24/08/2018 Amending Regulations ( SI 2018/942) published.
01/02/2019 Amending Regulations ( SSI 2019/26) published., 22/02/2019 Amending Regulations ( WSI 2019/331) published.

Compliance Dates

15/11/1990 Comes into force on 15/11/1990
05/11/1990 Sections 128 to 139 come into force to the extent stated in the Environmental Act 1990 (Commencement No.1) Order 1990 (SI 1990/2226) (see Section 164) o
05/11/1990, 13/11/1990 Sections 89(7), 89(8), 89(9), 89(11), 89(12) and 89(13) come into force (see Section 164) on 13/11/1990, 19/12/1990 Section 3 comes into force (see Section 164) on 19/12/1990
01/01/1991 Sections 1, 2, 4 to 28, 100 to 105, and 159 come into force (see Section 164) o
01/01/1991, Sections 79 to 85, 97, 99, 140 to 142, 145, 146, 148, 153 to 155, 157, 160, 161, 162(5) and 163 come into force (see Section 164) o
01/01/1991, Sections 105, 162(1) and 162(2) come into force to the extent stated in Section 164(2) (see Section 164) o
01/01/1991, Section 162(2) comes into force to the extent stated in the Environmental Protection Act (Commencement No.4) Order 1990 (SI 1990/2635) (see Section 164) o
01/01/1991, 14/01/1991 Sections 86(2), 86(6) to (8), 86(11), 86(14), 86(15), 88(5), 88(7), 88(9)(b), 89(4), 90(1), 90(2), 90(7), 94(1), 94(2), 96(2), and 96(3) come into force (see Section 164) on 14/01/1991, 14/01/1991 Section 162(1) comes into force to the extent stated in the Environmental Protection Act (Commencement No.5) Order1991 (SI 1991/96) (see Section 164) on 14/01/1991, 13/02/1991 Sections 86(1), 86(4), 86(5), 86(9), 86(13), 87(1), 87(2), 87(3)(a) to (e), 87(4) to (6), 88(1) to (4), 88(6), 88(8), 88(9)(a), 88(9)(c) to (e) and 88(10), 98(1), 98(2), 98(5) and 98(6) come into force (see Section 164) on 13/02/1991
01/04/1991 Sections 128, 130, 132 and 162(2) come into force to the extent stated in the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Commencement No.6 and Appointed Day) Order 1991 (SI 1991/685) (see Section 164) o
01/04/1991, Sections 86(3), 86(10), 87(7), 89(1)(a) to (f), 89(2), 89(3), 89(5), 89(6), 89(10), 89(14), 91(1)(a) to (f), 91(2) to (13), 92(1)(a) to (c), 92(2) to (10), 93, 94(3) to (9),

Characteristics

Subject

Air General policy Hazardous substances Industrial regulation Land and development Statutory nuisance Sustainable development Transport Waste Water

Source

OPSI (Office of Public Sector Information)

Affected Sectors

Cross-sector
ECM

Environmental Protection Act 1990 (as amended)

Document Status: In force/Current

Scope: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, UK, Wales

Commentary:

28/02/2013 Scottish Order (SSI 2013/74) varying Section 153 published.
07/11/2013 Amending regulations (SSI 2013/315) published, increasing fly-tipping and littering fixed penalties for Scotland from April 2014.
07/05/2015 Amending Order SSI 2015/188 published, substituting definition of the EU Waste Directive in relation to Scotland only., 27/05/2015 Amending Order SSI 2015/210 varying Section 153(1) (Financial assistance for environmental purposes) published.
12/02/2016 Amending Regulations (SSI 2016/99) published, amending Section 78YB in relation to Scotland only., 14/03/2016 Amending Regulations (SI 2016/334) published., 26/10/2017 Amending Order ( WSI 2017/1024 ) published.
12/02/2018 Amending Regulations ( SI 2018/171) published., 24/08/2018 Amending Regulations ( SI 2018/942) published.
01/02/2019 Amending Regulations ( SSI 2019/26) published., 22/02/2019 Amending Regulations ( WSI 2019/331) published.

Compliance:

15/11/1990 Comes into force on 15/11/1990
05/11/1990 Sections 128 to 139 come into force to the extent stated in the Environmental Act 1990 (Commencement No.1) Order 1990 (SI 1990/2226) (see Section 164) o
05/11/1990, 13/11/1990 Sections 89(7), 89(8), 89(9), 89(11), 89(12) and 89(13) come into force (see Section 164) on 13/11/1990, 19/12/1990 Section 3 comes into force (see Section 164) on 19/12/1990
01/01/1991 Sections 1, 2, 4 to 28, 100 to 105, and 159 come into force (see Section 164) o
01/01/1991, Sections 79 to 85, 97, 99, 140 to 142, 145, 146, 148, 153 to 155, 157, 160, 161, 162(5) and 163 come into force (see Section 164) o
01/01/1991, Sections 105, 162(1) and 162(2) come into force to the extent stated in Section 164(2) (see Section 164) o
01/01/1991, Section 162(2) comes into force to the extent stated in the Environmental Protection Act (Commencement No.4) Order 1990 (SI 1990/2635) (see Section 164) o
01/01/1991, 14/01/1991 Sections 86(2), 86(6) to (8), 86(11), 86(14), 86(15), 88(5), 88(7), 88(9)(b), 89(4), 90(1), 90(2), 90(7), 94(1), 94(2), 96(2), and 96(3) come into force (see Section 164) on 14/01/1991, 14/01/1991 Section 162(1) comes into force to the extent stated in the Environmental Protection Act (Commencement No.5) Order1991 (SI 1991/96) (see Section 164) on 14/01/1991, 13/02/1991 Sections 86(1), 86(4), 86(5), 86(9), 86(13), 87(1), 87(2), 87(3)(a) to (e), 87(4) to (6), 88(1) to (4), 88(6), 88(8), 88(9)(a), 88(9)(c) to (e) and 88(10), 98(1), 98(2), 98(5) and 98(6) come into force (see Section 164) on 13/02/1991
01/04/1991 Sections 128, 130, 132 and 162(2) come into force to the extent stated in the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Commencement No.6 and Appointed Day) Order 1991 (SI 1991/685) (see Section 164) o
01/04/1991, Sections 86(3), 86(10), 87(7), 89(1)(a) to (f), 89(2), 89(3), 89(5), 89(6), 89(10), 89(14), 91(1)(a) to (f), 91(2) to (13), 92(1)(a) to (c), 92(2) to (10), 93, 94(3) to (9),

Sarah Dunne, prosecuting for the Environment Agency (EA), told the court that Walsh & Sons had sub-contracted the job to Calahans.

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