Tonnes of rubbish finally removed from Goole Docks
Four thousand bales of waste have finally been removed Goole Docks, after months of controversy.
Bales of rotting paper were left at Goole Docks by Leeds Paper Recycling (LPR) last year, causing complaints from residents and businesses about a strange smell in the town and flies circulating.
An enforcement notice was issued to NW Trading, which manages by the land, by the Environment Agency back in December.
NW Trading confirmed it had received the notice but said it was not guilty of any offence as the waste was owned by LPR.
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LPR received a similar order, requiring it to remove the waste by July 11, but 945 bales remained.
The final bales of waste have now been removed following work by Environment Agency staff and NW Trading.
Team Leader Ian Cowie said: "We're very pleased that all the bales have finally been moved. We have been working hard behind the scenes and it's been a longer process than we would have liked, but our efforts have meant that there has been no cost to the public purse.
"We appreciate that residents may have been concerned, and would like to apologise for the delay, but we have a duty not to incur more costs than necessary, and we believe this policy has now paid off."
Mr Cowie said the Environment Agency was carrying out a criminal investigation into the dumping of the waste, and was unable to comment further on the subject.
He added: "Waste crime can cause pollution, puts human health at risk and undermines legitimate businesses. We take it very seriously and will take action."