Keeping Waste without a permit

Tuesday 1 February 2011 13:01

A Wolverhampton skip hire firm has been ordered to pay almost £3000 for keeping waste just outside the city centre without a permit.

The large collection of waste was kept on the land owned by Cliff Nicholls the owner of Cliff Nicholls skip hire.

In court the environmental agency told the magistrates that the breach was deliberate and was regular over a course of a year.

Mr Nicholls should have had a licence which would of cost in the region of £4000 but his lawyer explained that he was having financial problems with his house being repossessed in December and has since been living with his mother.

The Environment Agency has ordered Nicholls to leave the illegal site by April 30 or face further legal action. He was also told he would be brought back to court if the waste wasn't removed.

Nicholls ended up getting a six-month prison sentence suspended for two years. He was also ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and pay costs of £2,900.

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