Waste4Fuel Ltd trying to bring MORE waste into St Paul's Cray site

Waste4Fuel Ltd trying to bring MORE waste into St Paul's Cray site

The Waste4Fuel recycling plant last week

The Waste4Fuel recycling plant last week

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Waste4Fuel and the Environment Agency will clash in the High Court after the recycling company put forward an application to increase the amount of waste being brought into the notorious site.

Waste4Fuel, which wants to bring 200 tonnes of waste into the St Paul's Cray centre per week (the previous limit was 75 tonnes), made the application last Tuesday (March 18).

The judge postponed a decision until this Friday with Waste4Fuel also facing committal proceedings brought by the EA.

The EA is concerned Waste4Fuel will not adhere to a High Court order, acquired in November last year, requiring it to remove all combustible waste from the Cornwall Drive site by May 1.

Waste team leader at the Environment Agency, Jon Griffin, said: "We will attend another hearing at the end of this week because the Environment Agency is concerned Waste4Fuel will not have all waste removed by May 1.

"We have made regular site visits and inspections to monitor compliance with the High Court Order and have decided to return to the High Court because progress on the volume of waste and fire breaks is disappointing.

"The chances of them complying by May 1 are slim to none and they need to be held to account for not doing what they have been asked to do."

He added: "I completely understand the frustration of local residents. That pile keeps getting bigger and bigger.

"I want to assure them we are doing all we can to resolve the issues at the site.

"In terms of achieving what we are trying to achieve, we have gone the only way we can, through the High Court.

"The Environment Agency is doing everything we can, everything within our power and within the law, to bring Waste4Fuel back into compliance."

Residents have been driven to exasperation by the site, with increasing concern over the health implications of the fumes, which have caused members of the public to be physically sick.

Meanwhile, last month Waste4Fuel had to pay £8,960 after it was prosecuted by London Fire Brigade for stacking flammable materials 12 times in excess of the size legally allowed.

Fire services have been called out to the centre 12 times in the past year.

 

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12:51pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Eagles_Man says...

What waste do they want to take in? Brass for their necks?
What waste do they want to take in? Brass for their necks? Eagles_Man
  • Score: 2

8:14pm Tue 25 Mar 14

danm5577 says...

Yeah why not!
The current mound is almost as high as that phone mast there, no wonder the signal round there is rubbish!
Yeah why not! The current mound is almost as high as that phone mast there, no wonder the signal round there is rubbish! danm5577
  • Score: 2

8:32am Wed 26 Mar 14

Stefd75 says...

How much more must we suffer with this, it is getting to the point where I am thinking of moving house. The smell every day is really getting to me now.
How much more must we suffer with this, it is getting to the point where I am thinking of moving house. The smell every day is really getting to me now. Stefd75
  • Score: 3

8:37am Wed 26 Mar 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

Use the power of the ballot box !

Dump the local MP and council representatives at the next elections for being rubbish at looking after your interests.
Use the power of the ballot box ! Dump the local MP and council representatives at the next elections for being rubbish at looking after your interests. The Fozziest of Bears
  • Score: 0

11:19am Wed 26 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

This is the trouble, WE ARE JUST PRODUCING RUBBISH, and more rubbish like our politicians.
This is the trouble, WE ARE JUST PRODUCING RUBBISH, and more rubbish like our politicians. white rabbit9
  • Score: 0

12:57pm Mon 31 Mar 14

dogtown777 says...

ive made phone call to the council its really bad and shouldn't be in Sidcup
ive made phone call to the council its really bad and shouldn't be in Sidcup dogtown777
  • Score: 0

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