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Dorset firm fined for dumping 2,500 tonnes of rubbish in farms

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11:33am 9th June 2018

A Dorset haulage firm has been ordered to pay more than £24,000 after dumping thousands of tonnes of soil and stones.

South West Tippers Limited, from Charmouth, discarded the debris at two farms in Devon.

The company was ordered to pay £16,500, fined £5,000 and ordered to pay a further £2,740 in costs.

Company Director, Allan Elmes, admitted to disposing of 2,500 tonnes of refuse at Challenger Farm and 3,870 tonnes at Park Farm in Axminster.

Richard Cloke from the Environment Agency's Enforcement Team said: "We welcome the sentence.

"There were serious breaches of regulations.

"The actions of South West Tippers and those who similarly break the law threaten to undermine legitimate waste businesses, presenting a threat to the environment."

(Main image stock footage)


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