A Herefordshire man who has pleaded guilty to a waste offence has been ordered to pay £5,400 at Hereford Magistrates’ Court.
At the hearing on 22 April 2016, according to the Environment Agency, Miroslav Stoyanov pleaded guilty to one offence of operating an end of life vehicle treatment facility without the necessary environmental permit.
The Agency brought the charge against Mr Stoyanov for breaching Regulation 12 (1) and 38 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.
Mr Stoyanov was fined £270, ordered to pay £3,210 compensation, £1,900 in costs and a £20 victim surcharge.
Following an interview by Environment Agency officers, Mr Stoyanov accepting selling car parts from the end-of-life vehicles in the UK, Bulgaria, and on numerous web sites, incorrectly disposing of hazardous waste from the vehicles and transporting waste without a waste carriers licence.
Environment Agency officers first attended the site at 47 Chapel Road, Rotherwas, Hereford on 21 May 2015 and noticed car shells, piles of segregated vehicle parts, car bonnets and racking containing other car parts.
The Agency told the court that on 26 May 2015, Mr Stoyanov was served with a notice to produce all transfer notes for his vehicle breaking activities between 1 April 2014 and 26 May 2015, but failed to respond.
Environment Officers confirmed there were no environmental permits or exemptions registered to the location.