Running an unpermitted site cost Wigan skip hire firm £22,000

ETA Skip Hire and its owner Thomas Poole offered skips for hire and sorted waste without the benefit of environmental permit or relevant exemption, between at least August 2018 and April 2019. Multiple fires occurred on the site in Wigan.

ETA was fined £15,000, handed costs of £4,922 and a £180 victim surcharge. Poole was fined £1,600 with a £160 surcharge.

Sector: Waste

Total payout: £21,702

Type: Prosecution

Date: February 2019

Location: England

Offender:  ETA Skip Hire and Thomas Poole

Description of offence:  Operating without or other than in accordance with an environmental permit permit, in breach of regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

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