Fife skip operator sentenced for waste offences

A skip hire operator has been found guilty of handling household commercial and industrial waste without a waste license in place.


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Trading as Murray Mentiplay, Ronald Noble Mentiplay was sentenced to 140 hours community service at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday (February 22) for waste offences at his site in Saline, Fife.

Mr Noble pled guilty to the offences on June 17 2011, which included accepting items such as televisions, refrigerators, computer monitors and freezers, onto the site and failing to provide information on waste carried and transferred.

As a result, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) officers ordered Mr Mentiplay to clear the site.

SEPA investigating officer Stephanie Sinclair, said: “Items of special waste were also being poorly stored on site and many were broken, therefore there is a high risk of heavy metals and CFCs escaping to air and leaching into and contaminating the surrounding land.”

Carys Matthews

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