Council takes action over Ludlow waste business

Shropshire Council and the Environment Agency have been praised for their quick and professional response in resolving an excess waste issue at a local commercial waste skip hire site in Ludlow.

The council’s public protection officers had visited the site following several complaints from residents about unsightly mess, smell and pest issues at the location.

Ludlow Skip Hire Ltd had recently taken over the waste transfer site on Temeside, which is licensed to store 66 tonnes of waste.  When inspecting the site, officers had noticed a high level of waste on the premises, and on further investigation from the Environment Agency, found there was considerable more volume than their licence permitted.

As the current owners had inherited the excess waste from the previous owners, they have worked to sort the waste and remove it from site to meet their licence conditions, with support from the public protection team and the Environment Agency.

Cllr. Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for public protection, said:

Shropshire Council is committed to ensuring that all businesses in the county operates within the law to protect residents and the environment. I would like to thank officers from the public protection team and the Environment Agency, who have done a great job in quickly responding to residents’ complaints.  We appreciate that the current owners found themselves in this difficult position, and we have been working closely with them to ensure they are trading within their permit.”

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James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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