Former directors of a recycling firm that dumped 61,000 tonnes of hazardous waste in Avonmouth have been given suspended sentences.
John Barcham and Lee Phelan have been handed suspended jail sentences of 6 and 8 months.
The company formerly known as Churngold Recycling Ltd has also been handed a £25,000 fine.
Churngold Recycling Ltd was paid to remove and safely treat 31,000 tonnes of waste from a BMW plant in Oxford.
The company sold the material which contained asbestos and lead as aggregate along with other waste it had collected.
This was used in the foundations of an Avonmouth supermarket distribution depot in 2011.
According to The Environment Agency, "workers at the Co-op site said the Churngold material gave them runny and sore eyes."
The Environment Agency says the sentencing follows a five-year investigation triggered by a whistleblower.