Waste boss jailed for illegal dumping…

Former KDC Contractors director illegally dumped 75,000 tonnes of waste.

The director of a waste management company has been jailed for 15 months after illegally dumping 75,000 tonnes of waste – leaving the landowner with a £10m bill.

Barry Kilroe’s stored an estimated 75,000 tonnes of waste at a site close to the Manchester Ship Canal at Moore without an Environment Agency permit through his company Asset and Land Group Ltd.

One of the biggest investigations in the Environment Agency’s history has led to Kilroe being jailed for 15 months and banned from operating as a company director for six years. Kilroe is a former director of KDC Contractors, a position he relinquished in 2008, and was North West regional chairman for the National Federation of Demolition Contractors.

The site at Birchwood Lane had been set up in order to send waste abroad, but was operating without a license.

Now the landowner Peel will have to pay a bill of £10m in order to clear the waste left by shareholder and director Kilroe, of Alderley Edge – the Environment Agency is now offering advice and support to the landowner.

Environment Agency officers feared that a fire at the site would have stopped freight from travelling along the canal, causing a big knock-on effect on the economy.

Kilroe was sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday after admitting operating the site without an Environment Agency permit and nine other charges relating to other businesses he operated in Salford and Stockport.

A major fire at J25 Recycling Ltd in Stockport in 2013 raged for 41 days, closing the M60, causing three weeks of traffic disruption and polluting a nearby river.

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