A landowner was fined €2,000 with further costs of €1,170 in Waterford District Court on July 25th.
Waterford City and County Council took the case when inspectors discovered that the landowner had disposed of waste in an excavation on his land. Further excavations undertaken by the Council uncovered other waste buried on the land.
Judge Staunton commented that while the landowner appeared to be a law abiding man, “We are well past the point of burying rubbish in holes.”
The landowner pled guilty to the offence at the earliest opportunity and removed the waste for proper disposal.