EPA prosecutes Greyhound Recycling and Recovery

This case was disposed of at Dublin Metropolitan District Court on 10 December 2013 when Judge O’Neill convicted Greyhound Recycling and Recovery and imposed fines of €10,000.  Agency costs of €27,500 were awarded. 

The case was first before the Court on 10 December 2012 when the Company pleaded guilty to:

• Failing to ensure that the activities at the facility were carried out in a manner such that emissions did not result in significant impairment of or significant interference with amenities and the environment beyond the facility boundary;
• Failing to maintain doors on the entry/exit points of Waste Recovery Building 2 and ensure that all doors be kept closed where possible to prevent significant escape of odours or dust;
• Storing waste outdoors without the prior agreement of the Agency and storing waste other than in designated areas, protected as may be appropriate, against spillage and leachate run-off;
• Failing to ensure that that Waste Recovery Building 1 was only used for the reception, processing and storage of clean, uncontaminated, source segregated, dry recyclable waste.