Environment Agency revokes permits of UK electronics recycler

Government agency says company failed to abide by environmental laws.

July 17, 2014
RTGE Staff
Legislation & Regulations

The United Kingdom’s Environment Agency has revoked two environmental permits from Barnsley firm SR Waste Recycling Ltd., Barnsley, United Kingdom.

The permits allowed the business to operate its waste electrical and electronic (WEEE) recycling facility at Shaw Lane, Carlton, Barnsley and a site at Oakwell Business Park, although the latter was not in use. Both permits were revoked following a notice period.

Without an environmental permit or relevant exemption from the Environment Agency, a company cannot legally operate as a waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling business.

According to the agency, any company that uses waste disposal services of a firm or individual not in possession of an environmental permit or relevant exemption would be in breach of their duty of care and liable to enforcement action.