MAYFIELD West firm Benedict Recycling has been slapped with a $15,000 fine for allegedly taking more waste than their environmental licence allows.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s director regional waste compliance Cate Woods said the company’s records indicated they accepted 40,000 tonnes past beyond their yearly limit.
“The licence conditions are imposed to reduce the risk of pollution and limit impacts on the surrounding community from waste facilities,” Ms Woods said.
“Operating the site at an increased level could result in increased environment risks ... that have not been appropriately assessed or managed.”
The incident came during works to increase the site’s annual capacity by 225,000 tonnes.
Those works are now complete, the NSW EPA said.