Londonderry man fined £500 for waste offences

Date published: 21 November 2018


Today at Limavady Magistrates' Court, Londonderry man John Christopher Mongan (44) was fined £500 for waste offences.

On 10 May 2018, PSNI officers received reports about a man collecting scrap metal waste from house owners in the Limavady area. They stopped a van being driven by John Christopher Mongan of Labre Park, Derry, who admitted to collecting scrap metal, to sell for profit, without being a registered carrier of waste.

Officers of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) provided technical assistance and took forward a case to the Public Prosecution Service for consideration. The van was held under the Controlled Waste (Seizure of Property) Regulations 2013 as a result of being used to transport waste in an unregulated manner. Mr Mongan admitted the charges at a court hearing on 24 October 2018.

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Notes to editors: 

1. John Christopher Mongan pleaded guilty to one count under each of the following Articles of the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) 1997:

  • One charge under Article 38, in relation to the transport of waste without being a registered carrier, and
  • One charge under Article 5(1)(c)(ii), in relation to failing to furnish written description of waste upon transfer.

2. Each charge attracted a fine of £250. Mr Mongan has been given 26 weeks to pay.

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