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Waste management company and landowner fined £1,200 for waste offences

Mr Mark Gilmore (32) of Long Rig Road, Crumlin and Ecopart (NI) Limited of Long Rig Road, Crumlin were fined a total of £1,200, plus £112 court costs, at Antrim Magistratesí court today for breaches of waste management legislation.
Monday, 7 October 2013

Between January 2010 and January 2013, officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency investigated a site, owned by Ecopart (NI) Limited, on the Long Rig Road, Crumlin where a substantial quantity of End of Life vehicles were stored.

Mr Mark Gilmore pleaded guilty to one charge of depositing controlled waste and two charges of keeping controlled waste without holding the necessary waste management licence.

Ecopart (NI) Limited pleaded guilty to one charge of permitting controlled waste to be deposited and two charges of permitting controlled waste to be kept without the operator holding the necessary waste management licence.

Notes to editors:

  1. Mr Gilmore and Ecopart (NI) Limited pleaded guilty to six charges in total under the following:

    Article 4 (1) (a) of The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, relating to the deposit of controlled waste, or knowingly causing or knowingly permitting controlled waste to be deposited in or on any land except under and in accordance with a waste management licence.

    Article 4 (1) (b) of The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, relating to the keeping of controlled waste, or knowingly causing or knowingly permitting controlled waste to be kept in or on any land except under and in accordance with a waste management licence.
  2. All media enquiries should be directed to the Department of the Environment Press Office on 028 9025 6058. Out of office hours, please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07699 715440 and your call will be returned.