Updated: 28/09/16 : 05:21:50
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'Sligo men' dumped mounds of waste, court told

MOUNDS OF waste were dumped near Enniskillen by ''two men from Sligo.''

That was the claim made by a cross border contractor who was found with nearly 20,000 tonnes of waste on land beside his home.

The site owner saved almost two million pounds sterling, a court heard this week.

Some of the waste found on the dump site dated back to 1994.

However, this pre-dated waste management legislation across the border.

The waste found was both commercial and domestic, it emerged.

Rented Site

Material found by inspectors included plastics, piping, wiring, tyres, electrical equipment and other waste.

Other sites had plastic, food packaging, carpet fragments, wood, glass, metal, wires, insulation foam and several ''baton ammunition round castings.''

The ''two men from Sligo'' had rented the site and their company had since ''gone bust,'' Omagh Crown Court has heard.

The site owner has now cleaned the site of non hazardous waste.

For that reason the court imposed a 12 months sentence, suspended for two years, The Irish News reported yesterday, Tuesday.

Neither the Sligo men nor their company were named. 

Two skip hire and waste management companies were registered up to 2005 for the convicted site owner.

He is Stephen Harron, who lived at Arney Road, near Enniskillen.