New waste fine - total payout £9,000

Essex waste firm Calahans failed in its duty of care to ensure that waste from a plant nursery in Colchester was lawfully disposed, being fined £6,000 fine with costs of £3,000. It had been , subcontracted to transport the waste by Walsh & Sons (which was also prosecuted) but gave the job to a skip firm, without keeping waste transfer notes.

Sector: Waste

Total payout: £36,500

Type: Prosecution

Date: May 2019

Location: England

Offender: Calahans

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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