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Firm Told To Remove Waste

A composting company has been ordered to remove the contaminated waste it has been dumping in Banburyshire.

An 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.

Environment Agency spokesman Catherine Burbage said: "This is not allowed under environmental regulations.

"We 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 action.”Doug Humphrey, owner of Boxon Ltd, based in Helmdon, declined to comment.

The Banbury Guardian - 7th June 2007
 
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