Sunday 18 March 2018

Waste firm fined over emissions

Tom Tuite

IRELAND'S largest waste management firm, Greyhound Recycling and Recovery, and two of its directors have been fined €10,000 for failing to prevent emissions and odours coming from their facility in Dublin.

An environmental watchdog made the discovery after examining the company's storage site at Crag Avenue in Clondalkin last year, a court heard.

The company, which took over Dublin City Council's domestic bin collection service in January 2012, and two of its directors, brothers Michael and Brian Buckley from Terenure in Dublin, were prosecuted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The court heard that waste was not properly stored and the smell was "resulting in significance interference with the environment in the area".

The company and the Buckley brothers faced four charges for failing to adhere to waste management conditions of their licence, between August 2011 and May 2012.

While the company pleaded guilty, the brothers contested their charges. However, they were found guilty by Judge John O'Neill at Dublin District Court.

Irish Independent

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