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Erith waste company's permit revoked by Environment Agency

PUBLISHED: 17:30 01 December 2015 | UPDATED: 17:30 01 December 2015

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The permit was revoked after persistent non-compliance

An Erith waste management company has had its permit revoked after being considered a “poor performer” since 2010.

Metropolitan Waste Management Limited, 185 Manor Road, Erith have had there Environment Permit revoked, after the company failed to fully comply with an enforcement notice issued in December 2014.

The company were issued with a ‘minded to revoke’ letter in February this year, to which they responded with a list of actions with timescales to improve their compliance with their Environmental Permit.

The company failed to complete all of their actions within their own stated timescales.

They were then issued with a revocation notice in April, which they appealed, before the notice was upheld by the planning inspectorate on November 19.

Chris Hazelton, Environment Manager, said: “Metropolitan Waste Management Limited has had many opportunities to comply with their Environment Permit.

“Permit conditions are in place to reduce the risk of pollution and to protect the environment and people’s health. We will advise companies as much as possible but we will not hesitate to take swift and decisive action against anyone who persistently breaches permit conditions.

“We hope this action sends a clear message to all operators that we will, where appropriate, revoke Environmental Permits.”

Metropolitan Waste Management Limited has the right to appeal against the Planning Inspectorate’s decision.

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