EPA prosecutes Wallace Recycling Limited

On 11 March 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Wallace Recycling Limited at Mullingar District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

Charge 1
(i) Failing to maintain records of all nuisance inspections.
(ii) Failing to install and provide adequate measures for the control of odour and dust emissions.
(iii) Failing to install an odour management system.
(iv) Failing to clean the floor of the waste transfer building on a daily basis.
(v) Carrying on waste processing outside the waste transfer building. 
(vi) Storing waste in an area other than a designated area protected against spillage and leachate   run off
(vii) Failing to maintain records.

Charge 2 - occurred on the 22 January 2009:
(i) Failing to maintain records of all nuisance inspections.
(ii) Carrying on waste processing outside the waste transfer building.
(iii) Failing to maintain records.
(iv) Failing to provide and maintain an impermeable concrete surface in all areas of the facility.

Charge 3 – occurred on the 6 March 2009:
(i) Failing to maintain records of all nuisance inspections.
(ii) Carrying on waste processing outside the waste transfer building.
(iii) Failing to maintain records.
(iv) Failing to provide and maintain an impermeable concrete surface in all areas of the facility.


On hearing details of the offences from an EPA Inspector Judge John Neilan imposed fines of €3,000 and awarded EPA costs of €2,516.