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Newry Company Fined £3,000 for Waste Offences

Clothing recycling company Kayah Ltd of Old Warrenpoint Road, Newry, was today fined £3,000 at Newry Magistrates’ Court for two breaches of waste management legislation (plus a £15 offender’s levy).

In March 2021, officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) investigated a site at 17b Old Warrenpoint Road where controlled waste (i.e. used clothes) was being kept and treated without a waste management or exemption being in place for the waste material.

By operating without a waste management licence/exemption, the avoidance of legitimate costs negatively impact on the ability of licensed lawful businesses to compete for work. NIEA enforcement against such entities assists in the creation of a level playing field for the waste sector.

The company, Kayah Ltd, has since applied for a waste management licence/exemption in July 2021, which is currently being progressed by NIEA Regulation team.

ENDS

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