Waste Crime

6th October 2017
Right Waste, Right Place “Spot-Checks” On Thames Valley Waste Firms

Right Waste, Right Place “Spot-Checks” On Thames Valley Waste Firms

A number of businesses across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire are on notice to comply with the law on waste disposal, after a series of unannounced checks by the Environment Agency (EA) on Tuesday this week (3 October). Officers visited more than … Continue reading

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4th October 2017
Welsh Landfill Disposals Tax To “Remain Consistent” With Landfill Tax

Welsh Landfill Disposals Tax To “Remain Consistent” With Landfill Tax

The Welsh Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) will “remain consistent” with the national Landfill Tax, according to the Welsh Government, which has published new rates and bands for Wales’ first taxes in almost 800 years. Finance Secretary, Mark Drakeford, has published … Continue reading

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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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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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2nd August 2017
Welsh Water Clamps Down On Fly-Tippers

Welsh Water Clamps Down On Fly-Tippers

Welsh Water is warning people they could face prosecution if they are caught fly-tipping at any of its sites. The warning comes after the company successfully prosecuted an individual who illegally disposed of waste at the car park of one … 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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4th May 2017
CIWM Welcomes “Rethinking Waste Crime” Recommendations

CIWM Welcomes “Rethinking Waste Crime” Recommendations

Responding to ESA’s “Rethinking Waste Crime” report, published earlier this week, CIWM has welcomed many of the recommendations put forward, particularly the conclusion that a review of the regulatory regime should be considered to ensure that it is fit for … Continue reading

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2nd May 2017
Weak Regulation Is A Major Cause Of £600m pa Waste Crime Cost

Weak Regulation Is A Major Cause Of £600m pa Waste Crime Cost

Waste crime in England is costing the legitimate waste industry and the taxpayer more than £600m a year, equivalent to building 34 new secondary schools or paying for 4,137 NHS hospital beds per year, according to a new report commissioned by the … Continue reading

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