Monthly Social Media PIN Summary - December

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

Bartter fined for discharging high-strength effluent

Beresfield poultry processing facility Bartter Enterprises Pty Limited has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for allegedly discharging high-strength effluent into Woodberry Swamp. Read more here


NSW EPA fines Crawford Freightlines after repeated warnings

Crawfords Freightlines has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for allegedly failing to respond to repeated warnings about the storage and disposal of bark chip waste at its Werris Creek intermodal freight facility. Read more here


Macadamia farmer convicted and fined for pesticide misuse

The NSW Land and Environment Court has upheld the conviction and sentence imposed on the owner and operator of a macadamia farm in Brooklet in northern NSW, Mr William Moore, for using a pesticide in a manner that caused injury, following a prosecution by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). Read more here


Polytrade fined for storing waste outside

South Strathfield waste company Polytrade was fined $15,000 after stockpiles of paper, car batteries, oil and metal waste were stored outside. Read more here


Wastewater discharge fine

Earburn Pty Limited, trading as Coastwide Redimix Concrete, has been fined for water pollution offences after failing to comply with a clean-up direction from the EPA. Read more here


Aussie Skips fined $7500

Aussie Skips Recycling Pty Ltd in Greenacre has been convicted and fined for six waste offences in Bankstown Local Court. Read more here


MH Earthmoving fined $15,000

A simple complaint about offensive odours from a member of the public has seen a Tumblong waste facility, MH Earthmoving, fined $15,000 by the EPA for illegally disposing of leachate, a form of liquid waste. Read more here