Monthly Social Media PIN Summary - October

A summary of Penalty Infringement Notices publicised by the EPA via social media channels in October 2021.

Silverwater recycling company fined for licence breaches

A recycling company in Western Sydney has been fined $30,000 for two alleged breaches of its environment protection licence.

During an inspection, we found MET Recycling in Silverwater allegedly had stockpiles above the allowed height and sediment was tracked off its premises. Read more here.

Thornton land-owner fined

A company that owns a property in Thornton has been fined $15,000 and issued with a number of official cautions by the EPA after failing to comply with a Clean-Up Notice.

The EPA found alleged illegal waste dumped on the Thornton property which had resulted in land and water pollution. Read more here.

CSR fined for air pollution

CSR Building Products has been fined for alleged air pollution at its Ingleburn manufacturing plant.

The $15,000 fine from the NSW Environment Protection Authority is due to an alleged breach of its environment protection licence for an emission limit exceedance at its main stack. Read more here.

Blueberry farmer fined for water pollution

A blueberry grower in the Mid North Coast town of Woolgoolga has been fined $7,500 for alleged water pollution.

During an inspection of the farm, officers from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) found pesticides being used close to a waterway, and poor storage of chemicals which had allowed the pesticides to enter the water. Read more here.

Environment consultant fined for providing misleading information

An environment consulting business has been fined for allegedly providing false and misleading information to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

The EPA has fined Aurora Environmental Consulting Pty Ltd $8,000 after an EPA officer discovered a stockpile of gravel waste at a Port Kembla business in February had been allegedly falsely classified.

Read more here.