EPA prosecutes Greyhound Recycling and Recovery

On 2 February 2015 at Dublin Metropolitan District Court, the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Greyhound Recycling and Recovery for breaching conditions of its Waste Licence. 

The company pleaded guilty to the following charges:

• Failure 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 on five separate occasions.
• Failure to maintain an impermeable hard standing surface in areas of the facility associated with the movement, processing, storage and handling of waste.
• Failure to ensure that Waste Recovery Building 1 was only used for the reception, processing and storage of clean, uncontaminated, source segregated, dry recyclable waste 

Judge O’Neill imposed a fine of €2,000 on each of the seven charges and awarded Agency costs of €9,373.39.