A skip hire company owner has been convicted of illegally dumping construction waste at two sites in Gwynedd, North Wales.
William O’Grady denied the 12 charges of illegal dumping brought against him by the Environment Agency Wales. Following a three week trial at Mold Crown Court, the Skip Hire boss has been found guilty of the charges levelled against him.
It’s estimated the skip hire owner dumped an estimated 29,000 tonnes of construction waste illegally, saving £1.5 million in land fill charges as a result. O’Grady dumped 27,500 tonnes at one of the sites, believed to be the largest in North Wales, and 1,500 tonnes at another smaller illegal dumping site in the area.
The rubble dumped illegally contained bricks, plaster, wood, glass, and insulation fibre amongst other items of general building waste.
William O’Grady is due to be sentenced following the guilty verdict. The charges were brought against O’Grady and the two companies he runs namely Gwynedd Skip Hire and WM O’Grady Haulage Plant Hire. O’Grady will also become the subject of a proceeds of crime investigation following the findings of the case.