THE owners of a compost site in Upton, near Gainsborough, will appear in court next month to face charges of disposing of hazardous waste without a licence.
Last year, the owners appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ court to deny the charges but were told they could face fines of over £105,000 if found guilty.
Land Network Gainsborough Ltd appeared before Lincoln Magistrates Court on Monday 2nd July with William Butterworth, 69, from Kingsmoor Wharf, Devizes, Wiltshire, and Lincoln Electric Ltd.
Together, they face charges relating to depositing controlled waste without a permit, treating, keeping or disposing of hazardous waste without a licence and operating a waste facility without authorisation at Sturgate Airfield in Upton between 3rd June 2009 and 25th February 2010.
All parties entered not guilty pleas.
Now the defendants must appear before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court for a four-day trial beginning on 25th February.