Environment Agency

22nd September 2017
Illegal Dumper Caught Out By GPS In Hire Van

Illegal Dumper Caught Out By GPS In Hire Van

A man was caught out after GPS data was seized from the rental van he had used to illegally dump waste and he has now been sentenced at Nottingham Magistrates Court. Kirk McRoberts, of Waterloo Promenade in Nottingham, pleaded guilty … Continue reading

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18th August 2017
Wood Recyclers Seek Clarification On Biomass Boiler Fuel Supply

Wood Recyclers Seek Clarification On Biomass Boiler Fuel Supply

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA)) is calling for clarification on exactly what grades of wood are acceptable for small scale RHI biomass boilers (non WID compliant), after discovering inconsistencies in guidance to boiler manufacturers and fuel suppliers. The trade body … Continue reading

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11th August 2017
Illegal Waste Operation Carried Out At UK Port

Illegal Waste Operation Carried Out At UK Port

In a bid to crack down on the illegal export of waste, the Environment Agency carried out an intelligence gathering operation at Harwich International Port in Essex last week. Specialist enforcement officers stopped and checked 30 HGVs carrying waste to … Continue reading

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31st July 2017
ESA & EA To Raise Standards & Fight Waste Crime In New Partnership

ESA & EA To Raise Standards & Fight Waste Crime In New Partnership

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the Environment Agency (EA) have announced that high-level talks between the EA’s senior management, and the CEOs of resource and waste management companies have reached agreement to pursue a “collaborative approach” to improving the … Continue reading

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16th June 2017
Tesco Fined £8 Million After Pleading Guilty To Pollution Incident

Tesco Fined £8 Million After Pleading Guilty To Pollution Incident

Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8m in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident.  The incident, which occurred in July 2014, sparked a huge multi-agency operation involving the Environment Agency, Lancashire County Council, … Continue reading

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24th April 2017
Cornwall Waste Disposer Prosecuted For Illegally Storing Asbestos

Cornwall Waste Disposer Prosecuted For Illegally Storing Asbestos

The owner of a Cornish waste disposal business has been ordered to pay almost £80,000 in fines and costs for illegally storing and treating waste including asbestos at a site near Penzance. The site manager was also prosecuted and ordered … Continue reading

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13th April 2017
8 Months In Prison For Illegal Waste Site Operator

8 Months In Prison For Illegal Waste Site Operator

The operator of a waste site in Sittingbourne, Kent has been imprisoned for 8 months for the illegal disposal, sorting and treatment of construction demolition waste. John Millen, 50, trading as K.M. Millen Grab Hire, received the custodial sentence this … Continue reading

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11th April 2017
Woman Jailed For 6 Months For Illegally Storing Waste

Woman Jailed For 6 Months For Illegally Storing Waste

A 45-year-old woman has been sentenced to 6 months imprisonment after storing waste illegally, putting the community and environment at risk. Nessa Anne Thompson, of Thompson Waste Recycling Ltd was sentenced at Hull Crown Court last week in relation to two … Continue reading

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