Environment Agency taking action over Waste4Fuel recycling plant in St Paul's Cray

The Environment Agency has served an environmental permit suspension notice on the Waste4Fuel recycling plant

The Environment Agency has served an environmental permit suspension notice on the Waste4Fuel recycling plant

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

THE Environment Agency is taking action against the Waste4Fuel recycling site in St Paul’s Cray after residents called for it to be closed down.

It has served an environmental permit suspension notice on the business meaning it has to remove all combustible waste from the facility in Cornwall Drive.

Under the terms of the notice it must clear all this waste off the site by July 15, subject to any appeal process, at a rate of no less than two articulated lorries a day and no less than 250 tonnes per week.

This comes after yesterday’s front page of the Bromley News Shopper where we reported how residents were calling on the agency to revoke Waste4Fuel’s licence.

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority has served a separate notice which sets out the changes needed at the site to improve fire safety.

Orpington MP Jo Johnson wrote to the chief executive of the Environment Agency Dr Paul Leinster after last month’s fire which smouldered away at the site between March 18 and March 26.

Mr Johnson asked him to review whether Waste4Fuel has been respecting the terms of its licence and, if not, then take steps to revoke it.

He said: “The Waste4Fuel site has become a dangerous hazard to the local community and it is high time that it faced robust enforcement action.

“I will continue to work closely with the Environment Agency and local councillors to ensure that the operator complies in full with the notice.”

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4:19pm Thu 18 Apr 13

Five Arches says...

I just wonder why it took so long before anything has been done??
I just wonder why it took so long before anything has been done?? Five Arches
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9:39pm Thu 18 Apr 13

nanny wizzard says...

To little to late will be what people will think that have been complaining to everyone in office and the Environmental Agency it has forced a group of Residents to take it further.
During the three fires the surrounding are suffered 9 days of foul smelling smoke no water supply or very little run off by Fire Brigade .transport delays when Sevenoaks Rd was closed and masses of litter from site this has been ongoing for the last two years .ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
To little to late will be what people will think that have been complaining to everyone in office and the Environmental Agency it has forced a group of Residents to take it further. During the three fires the surrounding are suffered 9 days of foul smelling smoke no water supply or very little run off by Fire Brigade .transport delays when Sevenoaks Rd was closed and masses of litter from site this has been ongoing for the last two years .ENOUGH IS ENOUGH nanny wizzard
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10:26pm Thu 18 Apr 13

lord righteous says...

Look at the photo above (try to ignore the foreign registered car!).
Please tell me where this begins to look like a recycling plant and not look like a normal/average council refuse/dump/tip.
Waste 4fuel are taking the p1$$ and i hope they go bust.
Recycling my @r5e its a ble e ding dump.
Look at the photo above (try to ignore the foreign registered car!). Please tell me where this begins to look like a recycling plant and not look like a normal/average council refuse/dump/tip. Waste 4fuel are taking the p1$$ and i hope they go bust. Recycling my @r5e its a ble e ding dump. lord righteous
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7:52pm Sat 20 Apr 13

ecomac says...

waste4flames taking big money for the rubbish then when they get to much thay set it on fire , we all know what they are doing the if the ea and bromley let them open it again shame on them its a health and safety risk if not ny thing else.
waste4flames taking big money for the rubbish then when they get to much thay set it on fire , we all know what they are doing the if the ea and bromley let them open it again shame on them its a health and safety risk if not ny thing else. ecomac
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