1 Healthcare Environmental Services, Newcastle upon Tyne: 97 breaches
Top of the list of most non-compliant sites for 2018 is Healthcare Environmental Services’ clinical waste treatment facility in Newcastle upon Tyne. Its failures to abide by environmental permit conditions ran the gamut of emissions, amenity, management, infrastructure, record-keeping and permitted activities.
The firm was at the centre of a national scandal last year, when it was found to have stockpiled waste reputedly containing human body parts. A series of NHS trusts subsequently cancelled their contracts, leaving the firm to go bust. A waste management crisis followed.