Coleraine dairy firm fined for waste offence

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LacPatrick Dairies NI Ltd have been fined for waste offences.

The case, heard at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court on Friday, related to the infilling of waste in a field adjacent to LacPatrick’s processing facility on the Creamery Road in Coleraine.

The incident occurred before the merger of the Ballyrashane and Town of Monaghan co-ops in July 2015.

Between January 2014 and May 2015, officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency disclosed 5,651 tonnes of waste that had been infilled without the proper authorisations in the site that was Ballyrashane co-op’s processing facility. This was made up of clay, construction and demolition waste alongside plastics, metals and timber.

LacPatrick was fined £4,500 for the offence relating to the deposit, treating, keeping and disposal of controlled waste and the Ballymena based building company was fined £2,000 in relation to the unauthorised deposit of controlled waste.