Waste Crime

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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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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21st April 2017
Agency Waste Raids Lead To Two Arrests

Agency Waste Raids Lead To Two Arrests

Environment Agency and police carried out raids yesterday (20 April), following an in-depth investigation into illegal dumping of waste. The Environment Agency and police carried out 5 dawn raids following an in-depth investigation into illegal dumping of waste. There were 2 … Continue reading

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19th April 2017
Slough Woman Fined £1,800 For Dumping Household Waste

Slough Woman Fined £1,800 For Dumping Household Waste

Magdalena Heberlein, 31, of Mead Avenue, Slough, pleaded guilty at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 12 April 2017 to an offence of dumping household waste illegally. The court heard that on 4 January 2017 officers from the Waste Partnership for … Continue reading

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