Western Sydney company Glass Recycling (NSW) Pty Ltd has been fined $15,000 for alleged breaches of waste storage conditions.

The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) required the company to “cease storing glass outside their processing building” at Swaffham Road, Minto.

An EPA inspector visited the Glass Recycling (NSW) site on 2 December 2020, following a series of reminders, and found glass continued to be stored outside the building.

Glass Recycling (NSW) holds an Environment Protection Licence to operate its resource recovery facility, and was allegedly in breach of this licence.

EPA director regulatory operations Cate Woods said the EPA takes all breaches of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act seriously.

“The glass can break and enter the environment as wind-blown particles or be washed into the storm water system,” said Woods.

“The EPA wants to ensure there is a level playing field for all resource recovery operators and that includes complying with the terms of their Environment Protection Licence and the law.”

The EPA said the site has a prior history of non-compliance and has issued a penalty notice.

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