|Firm Told To Remove Waste
composting company has been ordered to remove the contaminated
waste it has been dumping in Banburyshire.
investigation by the Environment Agency found that Boxon Composting
Services Ltd had been using wood chips produced from items such
as kitchen cabinets containing melamine to make roadways on
farm land in Helmdon and Sulgrave.
Agency spokesman Catherine Burbage said: "This is not allowed
under environmental regulations.
have formally asked the company to remove the wood chips and
work is now under way to do this. Failure to complete
the operation by an agreed date (the end of June), will result
in an enforcement notice being served on the company, which
will set a timescale for the work to take place and will result
in prosecution if not complied with.
"We have been working closely with the company in this
matter which acknowledges its mistake and is keen to comply
with our requests so that we do not need to take any further
Humphrey, owner of Boxon Ltd, based in Helmdon, declined to
The Banbury Guardian - 7th June 2007