05/03/2019

Haulage Company Fined £40k & Director Disqualified For Waste Offences

Thompson Site Services Ltd, an Antrim based waste management company, has been fined £40,000 for a series of waste offences, with its director facing a five year disqualification.

Antrim Magistrates Court ruled that Ian Thompson could not fulfil the role of director until 2024, while Trevor Castles, a driver for the firm, was fined £300 for his role in the offences dating back almost two years.
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On 07 June 2017, officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) stopped Mr Castles while he was transporting excavation waste to an unauthorised waste site adjacent to the Cairn Road in Carrickfergus. Mr Castles did not possess any of the required paperwork for the waste.

Also, on 07 August 2017, officers from the PSNI observed another waste-laden lorry registered to Thompson Site Services Ltd depositing excavation waste at a site on the Lurgan Road, Glenavy. The site did not have a licence or exemption to keep waste.



(JG/CM)

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