Amrik Johal pleaded guilty to five charges of illegally keeping waste, contrary to section 33 Environmental
Protection Act 1990. The charges were brought after investigations determined that Mr Johal was responsible for
an illegal waste transfer station and scrap metal yard in Colnbrook, Slough. Agency investigators saw a variety of
waste being dealt with illegally during visits between March 2006 and March 2007 including electrical equipment,
vehicle batteries, tyres and car crushing. While Mr Johal initially denied any involvement in the operations in an
interview under caution, he subsequently admitted running a skip hire and metal recycling business without the
appropriate permits. The Environment Agency secured a confiscation order of £881,513 under the Proceeds of
Crime Act 2002, the highest fine they have secured to date without any assistance from other agencies.