THE ENVIRONMNENT Agency’s (EA) battle with recycling company, Waste4Fuel continues over its current site St Paul’s Cray, Bromley as court is adjourned once again.
Waste4Fuel specialises in the collection and disposal of waste which can be reprocessed for generating electricity and aims to offer a sustainable alternative to landfill. However, earlier this year it applied to increase the amount of waste brought to St Paul’s Cray each year from 75 tonnes to 200 tonnes per week.
This is in spite of the Environment Agency acquiring a High Court order last November to remove all combustible waste from the St Paul’s Cray site by 1 May - Waste4Fuel has failed to comply.
The EA is now seeking contempt charges against the company, company director Bryan Hughes, new company director Shelley Hurst and site manager Jonathan Beckson.
The hearing, which had been expected to last three days, began at the Royal Courts of Justice on 6 May, reconvened on Monday 23 June and a result is now expected to be reached next Tuesday (1 July).
Residents living near the site have voiced their concerns over the health implications of the site, especially as fire services have been called numerous times over the past year and a half due to fire outbreaks.