EPA prosecutes Greyhound Recycling and Recovery (W0205-01) and Directors

On 15th of September 2016 , the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Greyhound Recycling and Recovery and Directors at the Four Courts, Dublin. On hearing details of the charges, Judge O’Neill convicted the Company on the below offences and imposed fines of €2,500 per charge and convicted the directors and imposed fines of €1,000 per charge.  He awarded Agency costs of €22,000.

 The company pleaded guilty to the following charges:

  •  On the 4th of November 2014, failure to ensure that the activities at the facility were carried out in a manner such that emissions,including odours, did not result in significant impairmentof or significant interference with amenities or the environment beyond the facility boundary as required by condition 5.4 of the said Licence.
  • On the 5th of November 2014, failure to ensure that the activities at the facility were carried out in a manner such that emissions, including odours, did not result in significant impairment of or significant interference with amenities or the environment beyond the facility boundary as required by condition 5.4 of the said Licence.
  • On the 16th of February 2015, failure to ensure that the activities at the facility were carried out in a manner such that emissions, including odours, did not result in significant impairment of or significant interference with amenities or the environment beyond the facility boundary as required by condition 5.4 of the said Licence.
  • On the 20th of February 2015, failure to ensure that the activities at the facility were carried out in a manner such that emissions, including odours, did not result in significant impairment of or significant interference with amenities or the environment beyond the facility boundary as required by condition 5.4 of the said Licence.
  • On the 20th of February 2015, failure to ensure that ventilated gases from Waste Recovery Building 2 were subject to treatment by the odour management system as required by condition 6.3.3(ii) of the said Licence.

The directors pleaded guilty:

  • On the 4th of November 2015, failure to ensure that the activities at the facility were carried out in a manner such that emissions, including odours, did not result in significant impairment of or significant interference with amenities or the environment beyond the facility boundary as required by condition 5.4 of the said Licence.
  • On the 5th of November 2015, failure to ensure that the activities at the facility were carried out in a manner such that emissions, including odours, did not result in significant impairment of or significant interference with amenities or the environment beyond the facility boundary as required by condition 5.4 of the said Licence.