New waste fine - total payout £36,500

Essex waste firm Walsh & Sons subcontracted the transport of waste from a plant nursery in Colchester to another firm, Calahans. Calahans in turn employed a skip company to take the waste, which was fly-tipped. Both firms were prosecuted.

Sector: Waste

Total payout: £36,500

Type: Prosecution

Date: May 2019

Location: England

Offender: Walsh & Sons

Description of offence: Failing to take prevent the unlawful disposal of waste by another person, contrary to section 34(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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