A South Australian skip bin operator has been fined $21,000 for receiving and storing asbestos without a licence.
The Environment Protection Authority said five skip bins containing asbestos were found when its officers inspected the Waste Away SA depot at Wingfield in January 2017.
"Waste Away is a licensed waste transporter, but did not have a licence to receive or store asbestos at this site," EPA investigations manager Stephen Barry said.
"If a person is licensed by the EPA to transport asbestos waste, the waste can only be taken to a facility that is licensed to receive or dispose of asbestos."
Waste Away argued the bins containing asbestos had been overlooked and were removed as soon as the issue was brought to light.
The penalty was handed down in the Environment, Resource and Development Court on Friday.
The company was also fined a further $420 for discharging wash-down water from an industrial site into the stormwater system.
Australian Associated Press