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Explanatory Memorandum to Waste (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

Article 7 – Clean-up costs

This Article inserts a new Article 5C into the 1997 Order. Article 5C applies where a person has been convicted of an offence under Article 4(1) of the 1997 Order consisting of the deposit or disposal of controlled waste. It enables the court to make an order requiring the offender to pay any costs incurred by district councils, the Department or the occupier or owner of the land in removing, or otherwise dealing with, waste that has been illegally disposed of or deposited.

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