Ruth Mitchell

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Hartlepool firm told to clean up its act

EASY SKIPS (NE) Limited has been told it is not allowed to transport any more rubbish, after its waste carriers licence was reportedly revoked by the Environment Agency.

Its permit to run its waste transfer station at Thomlinson Road in Hartlepool has also been taken away and the company must clear all the rubbish from the site.

The decision comes after the waste management company was convicted in November 2007 of illegally depositing and keeping waste on its site, at Casebourne Road in Hartlepool, without a permit.

The company was sentenced in August 2009 - after an investigation to confiscate any profits it made from the crimes - when company directors Kevin Brough and Andrew Benson were ordered to hand over £234,393.

Julian Carrington, Environment Agency north east environment manager, said: “Over many months Easy Skips (NE) Ltd has been collecting waste from people and dumping it at its two sites, transforming them into unsightly mountains of rubbish.

“By revoking Easy Skips (NE) Ltd’s waste carriers licence and its permit, we have made it illegal for the company to continue operating in the waste industry.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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