A Nottingham man pleaded guilty yesterday to two charges relating to the illegal operation of a regulated waste facility.
On 21 October 2015, Mr Martin Salmon of Western Boulevard, Nottingham pleaded guilty in Nottingham Magistrates Court and was ordered to pay compensation to the landowner of £20,000, a contribution to Environment Agency legal costs of £2,000 and a victim surcharge of £120. He also received a fine of £2,000 for depositing hazardous waste, namely asbestos, without an appropriate environmental permit to authorise such activity.
In January 2013, Mr Salmon was found to have deposited hazardous waste at the site on Poulton Drive and it was agreed that he would remove this waste by March 2013, as his permit did not allow him to accept this type of waste. However, in January 2013, Mr Salmon stopped trading and abandoned the site, leaving it full of asbestos and other hazardous waste. This was subsequently cleared by the landowner at an expense of over £50,000.
Clinical waste and asbestos roofing was found on a site not permitted for hazardous waste. Though there seems to have been an inordinate delay in the Environment Agency action, they got there in the end.