On 7 September 2020, the Land and Environment Court convicted Wollongong Recycling (NSW) Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bingo Industries Ltd, and ordered them to pay a fine of $36,000 for carrying out development otherwise than in accordance with a development consent. The development consent authorised Wollongong Recycling to receive and process up to 30,000 tonnes of waste at its premises at 50 Wylie Road, Kembla Grange NSW 2526 in the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. However, during the 2017 calendar year, 40,023.98 tonnes of waste was received and processed on site in contravention of the development consent.
The Land and Environment Court convicted Wollongong Recycling for the offence and ordered it to:
1. Pay a fine in the sum of $36,000;
2. Pay the DPIE’s legal costs of $26,000; and
3. Publish a notice in the Illawarra Mercury, Inside Waste magazine and on the website of Bingo Industries Ltd.