A SCRAPYARD in Ammanford has admitted two environmental waste offences.

Ammanford Recycling Ltd were charged with four breaches of environmental permit conditions by Natural Resources Wales.

It was alleged that the company failed to keep waste clearly segregated at the site on February 1, and failed to address a potentially polluting oil spillage on March 24.

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The first offence related to “end of life parts and engine blocks that are being stored in an area that was not appropriate”, prosecutor Jon Tarrant said.

He told the court that the oil spillage on March 24 continued off the site towards the nearby River Loughor, but added that no pollutants went in to the river.

South Wales Guardian: Ammanford Recycling Ltd is close to the River Loughor.Ammanford Recycling Ltd is close to the River Loughor. (Image: Google Maps)

Nicholas Cotter, representing the company, entered two guilty pleas for failing to comply with or contravene environmental permit condition.

The company, which offers car scrappage and metal recycling, was also accused of failing to ensure the site’s containment and drainage system was maintained to be fit for purpose and meet the necessary standards, and also failing to immediately implement control and remediation procedures in line with the necessary standards following a potentially polluting leak or spillage.

It pleaded not guilty to those two charges – both dated from February 1.

Mr Tarrant said that the pleas were acceptable to NRW.

Judge Huw Rees ordered that sentencing will take place on January 5.