The director of a waste firm which went into liquidation in 2013 has been ordered to pay £33,000 in fines and costs after having pleaded guilty to breaching an environmental permit for the operation of a site in Bedfordshire.
Simon Lupton, director of Wood Recycling Services, was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Friday (22 January) in a case brought by the Environment Agency over the site at Station Road, Ampthill.
The permit for the site allowed the company to recycle and store degradable household, commercial and industrial wastes. However, according to the Agency a number of conditions were breached covering odour, dust, and site drainage on several occasions between 2011 and 2013.
During the hearing Mr Sailesh Mehta, prosecuting counsel, said there had been a continuous impact on local residents, businesses, and the amenity of the area.
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