04 November 2011>
A haulage company from Ebbw Vale has been taken to court by Caerphilly County Borough Council and fined for offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Robin's Haulage of Beaufort Hill, Ebbw Vale was taken to court for two cases of breach of duty of care regarding commercial waste.
The case was heard at Caerphilly Magistrates Court on Friday 21st October.
The company partners Scott Robins, Lee Robins and Kevin Robins attended court and all pleaded guilty to the two offences. They were ordered to pay a total fine of £1,500 as well as £100 each for both cases and a £15 victim surcharge.
Cllr Rob Gough, Cabinet Member for Public Protection said, "Offences such as this have a real detrimental impact on our environment, and I hope this case will act as a warning to others that these environmental offences will not go undetected".
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