'Widespread suffering’: Repeat waste offender handed £10,000 bill for fly infestation

Former waste firm director Warren Steele was given an 80-hour community order and ordered to pay £10,000 in costs last week for persistent breaches of permit conditions.

The Doncaster resident was a director of Derby-based Shows Waste Management, which induced “widespread suffering” by causing neighbouring homes and businesses to become filled with flies, according to the Environment Agency (EA). It received numerous complaints about the site.

The firm stored excessive amounts of odorous waste between the summers of 2015 and 2016. Refuse-derived fuel had been transported to the site, shredded and stored in ways inconsistent with the site’s permit.

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