Kildare company fined for breaches of environmental waste legislation

The case was heard in Naas last week

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Kildare company fined for breaches of environmental waste legislation

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A Kildare company has been fined €2,500 plus costs for breaches of the environmental waste legislation.

At a Kilcock District Court sitting, held in Naas on October 2, Streamstown Development Limited was fined and ordered to pay costs for failing to comply with a so-called Section 55 notice to make changes to a site.

A number of related charges were withdrawn.

The company, which has an address at Beechaven, Knocknatulla, Kilcock, had been found to have put construction waste on a site at Moyvalley, Carbury, on December 13, 2016.

David Powderly, solicitor, for the defendant, said at the outset of the case that Streamstown, a well-run family firm, had agreed to clean up the site and remove the waste to a legal site. In these cases, the Council require documentation to state that the waste is properly disposed off at legal, regulated sites.

Charges for failing to comply with the initial notice had also been served on two directors of the company, but the Council did not proceed with these. Dan Costigan, Kildare County Council, said the site was inspected the previous Friday, September 28. Mr Costigan agreed with Mr Powderly that it was probably a temporary measure putting the waste on the illegal site. The court was told that the company had also paid €2,750 in costs to the Council and funded the removal of the waste itself.