20/06/2022

Ards Man Fined For Dumping Waste At Bonfire Site

A 51-year-old has been fined for bonfire-related waste offences at Newtownards Magistrates' Court.

Gareth Gill, of Abbot's Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in the town.

Mr Gill pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender's levy
News Image
On 25 June 2018, PSNI officers went to Mr Gill's yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay. Discussion with NIEA officers confirmed the site was not authorised for the storage of such material. At a follow-up visit on 2 July 2018, NIEA officers issued Mr Gill with a notice to remove the waste to an authorised site. However, on 8 July 2018, PSNI officers observed Mr Gill transporting and depositing the waste to a site adjacent to the Circular Road sub-station, where a bonfire had been built.


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

16 August 2022
L'Derry Bonfire Scenes 'Disgraceful' – SF
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has branded scenes from bonfires in L'Derry on Monday night as 'disgraceful', calling for an end to displays of hate. The party's policing spokesperson said: "Scenes from bonfires in Derry tonight are absolutely disgraceful and wrong.
15 August 2022
Other News In Brief
Bonfire Organisers Must Ensure There Are No Displays Of Hate – SF Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has called on the organisers of August bonfires to ensure there are no displays of hate.
05 October 2021
39 Police Officers Internally Investigated For Alleged Sexual Misconduct
Thirty nine police officers have been internally investigated for alleged sexual misconduct in the last five years, according to information released by the PSNI The information, released under a Freedom of Information request, revealed that four complaints have been upheld, with two officers being dismissed.
21 July 2011
Waste Recycling Rise Welcomed
Waste management and handling is in focus this week with the latest edition of the Northern Ireland Municipal Waste Management Statistics being published - recording a rise in recycling.
16 February 2015
£132k To Prevent Food Waste In L'Derry
A £132,000 grant from the Department of the Environment's Rethink Waste Fund has been approved to help prevent food waste in L'Derry. The money has been provided through the Department's Rethink Waste Fund, supports the Food Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 to divert food waste away from landfill and into recycling.