Waste Crime

11th June 2018
Gove Announces “Beef Up” Of Action Against Waste Crime

Gove Announces “Beef Up” Of Action Against Waste Crime

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a “comprehensive review” that aims to “beef up” the government’s approach to how it tackles the scourge of waste crime. A Call for Evidence has been launched which aims to enable a stakeholders to have their … Continue reading

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30th May 2018
Poland Links String Of Waste Fires To China’s Import Ban

Poland Links String Of Waste Fires To China’s Import Ban

Poland has linked a string of recent waste fires, which it says were started deliberately, with China’s decision to ban imports of certain waste products. According to reports by Reuters news agency, more than 60 fires took place at dumps … Continue reading

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30th May 2018
SEPA-Led Waste Crime Fines Total £120,000 In 12 Months

SEPA-Led Waste Crime Fines Total £120,000 In 12 Months

The latest figures mean a new total of six SEPA-led waste crime prosecutions in the last 12 months resulting in £120,000 fines, £47,211 in Confiscation Orders and five Community Payback Orders totalling 1,150 hours. The updated figures are the result … Continue reading

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15th May 2018
26-Month Jail Sentence Handed To Waste Criminal

26-Month Jail Sentence Handed To Waste Criminal

A persistent waste criminal who dumped, buried and burnt hazardous waste has been jailed for 26 months. An estimated 26,000 cubic metres of waste was taken to an airfield in the West Midlands to be dumped, buried or burned illegally during … Continue reading

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11th May 2018
China Launches Nationwide Inspections Targeting Illegal Dumping

China Launches Nationwide Inspections Targeting Illegal Dumping

China will soon launch nationwide inspections targeting the illegal transfer and dumping of waste, Zhou Zhiqiang, a senior official with China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) said at a press briefing today (11 May).  His comments came after officials … Continue reading

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9th May 2018
“Complex” Waste Crime Investigation Leads To Arrest

“Complex” Waste Crime Investigation Leads To Arrest

Environment Agency and Yorkshire & Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit carried out enforcement action at a residential address yesterday (Tuesday 9 May 2018) following an in-depth investigation into illegal dumping of waste. One 46 year old male was arrested and … Continue reading

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30th April 2018
Trio Banned From Waste Trade For Fly-Tipping Around Cornwall

Trio Banned From Waste Trade For Fly-Tipping Around Cornwall

Three men from the Plymouth area have been banned from the waste trade for fly-tipping in Cornish beauty spots. Wayne Plummer, of Burrator Avenue, Princetown, Ashley Brown, of Tollox Place, Plymouth and Michael Baggally, of Wolseley Road, Plymouth, were all … Continue reading

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27th April 2018
Serial Fly-Tipper Receives Two-Year Custodial Sentence

Serial Fly-Tipper Receives Two-Year Custodial Sentence

A serial fly-tipper who dumped waste in various locations throughout North Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire has been handed a two-year custodial sentence, following a successful prosecution by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) and South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC). Robbie Frank Johnston … Continue reading

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