A Bradford scrapyard operator will have to pay more than £30,000 after admitting hazardous waste offences.

Bradford Waste Traders Limited (BWT) pleaded guilty to six offences of failing to submit a quarterly return in respect of hazardous waste, one offence of failing to complete a consignment note for hazardous waste and one offence of breaching an environmental permit by accepting unauthorised waste.

The company, of Newgate Works, Bowling Back Lane, Bradford, was fined £20,000 for the latter charge, with no separate penalty for the other offences.

BWT was also ordered to pay full prosecution costs of £8,549.79, a victim surcharge of £15 and compensation of £2,480, to cover fees avoided by failing to supply quarterly returns.

Richard Martin Gaunt, 54, of Main Street, Guiseley, was given a 12-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to two offences relating to the failure of the company to submit quarterly returns for the Bowling Back Lane site.