Fly-tipping was first noticed at MacDowell Street in Paisley and reported to Scottish Environment Protection Agency by Renfrewshire Council in April 2007.

A large amount of demolition waste was found, but there was nothing to help trace where it had come from.

In August the same year the council contacted SEPA again after more fly-tipping was found, inspectors discovered piles of waste, including a distinctive red folder containing several documents leading them to Kilsyth Swimming Pool.

Staff at the swimming pool told officers Brady Transport Limited had been responsible for removing the waste from the site.

They had an invoice for the work and told them the red folder had been in one of the skips removed by Brady Transport Limited in May and June 2007.

When SEPA staff visited Brady Transport Limited and asked for copies of waste transfer notes for May and June 2007, none relating to work at the swimming pool were available, although there was a copy of the invoice given to Kilsyth Swimming Pool.

A notice was served on the company in April 2008 giving them seven days to produce the paperwork, but they failed to do so.

The company, who pleaded guilty, was fined £2,500.

Andrew Lang, SEPA’s reporting officer, said: “Brady Transport Limited has acted irresponsibly and with complete disregard for the legislation.

“As a licenced waste carrier and the holder of a waste management licence the company has been in regular contact with SEPA officers and should be well aware of their responsibilities.”

Luke Walsh

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