Tyrone car breaker fined £15,000 for waste offences

Date published: 10 February 2017

Robert James Morrow (51) of Bracky Road, Sixmilecross, County Tyrone, BT79 9PH was today fined a total of £15,000 (and a £15 offender’s levy) at Dungannon Crown Court on three charges of breaching waste management legislation.

On 30 April 2014, Northern Ireland Environment Agency officers investigated a site, partially owned by and under the control of Mr Morrow, at 84-86 Bracky Road, Sixmilecross. They found a substantial area of the property and surrounding area being used as an unauthorised treatment and storage facility for more than 700 end of life vehicles (with second hand vehicle parts stored at various locations).

The site did not have a waste management licence or a licence to operate as an authorised treatment facility for end of life vehicles.

Mr Morrow had been previously convicted in 2008 and 2010 for similar waste offences at the same location.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Mr Morrow was fined £5,000 under each of the following Articles of the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997.
  2. One charge under 4(1)(a), for the unlawful deposit of waste and two charges under 4(1)(b), for unlawfully keeping controlled waste.
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