Third conviction and disqualification for Newhaven waste siblings

A brother and sister who stockpiled a huge quantity of waste at their premises in East Sussex have been disqualified from being company directors for three years and ordered to pay £33,000.

From November 2012 to May 2017, Rachel and Mark Penfold ran Skip-It Containers in Newhaven, which went into administration. Its site was taken over by the similarly-named Skip-It Containers and Recycling, under the same directors, management and operating procedures.

The Environment Agency first became aware of issues at the site in June 2016, namely more waste being stored than its permit allowed and that it presented a fire risk.

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