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BINGO resolves matters related to Minto recycling facility

Written by BINGO INDUSTRIES Published on 19th December 2019

BINGO is pleased to advise that it has resolved matters related a breach of its Environment
Protection License (EPL) for its Minto recycling facility following a ruling by the Land and
Environment Court of NSW.

On Friday, 13 December 2019, BINGO was fined $90,000 and is required to pay the NSW
Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) legal costs for receiving more waste at its Minto facility in
2017 than it was lawfully allowed to receive. Details of the Court ruling are attached to this release.

-ENDS-

For further information:

Investors
Tara Osborne, BINGO Industries 0499 998 572

Media
Chris Gordon, BINGO Industries 0467 333 440


Appendix


Minto Recycling Pty Ltd convicted of breaching its environment protection licence
and ordered to pay $90,000


Minto Recycling Pty Ltd (Minto), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bingo Industries Ltd, has
been convicted and been ordered to pay to the Environmental Trust the sum of $90,000
by the Land and Environment Court of NSW for breaching a condition of its Environment
Protection Licence (Licence) issued by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

The Licence authorised Minto to receive and process up to 30,000 tonnes of waste at
Minto’s premises at 13 Pembury Road Minto NSW 2566 in the period 25 November 2016
to 24 November 2017. However, in that time, Minto received and processed 169,695.34
tonnes of waste in contravention of its Licence.

As a result of the offence, Minto derived financial benefits of at least approximately
$250,000.

On 13 December 2019, the Land and Environment Court convicted Minto of an offence
against s. 64(1) of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 for
contravening a condition of its Licence and ordered it to:
 
  1. Pay an amount of $90,000 to the Environmental Trust in lieu of a fine;
  2. Pay the EPA’s legal costs; and 
  3. Publish this notice in the Australian Financial Review, the Daily Telegraph, the
    Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser, Inside Waste magazine and on the website
    of Bingo Industries Ltd and the Annual Report of Bingo Industries Ltd published to
    the Australian Stock Exchange.

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