Waste criminal ordered to pay £2.1m for illegal site

John Bruce, aged 48 from Pershore, has been given three months to pay the fine or face seven years in jail

New taskforce formed to tackle waste crime in the UK

The Waste Compliance Taskforce will gather intelligence about waste crime and use it to design interventions aimed at tackling the issue

Two firms win £1m to develop digital waste tracking tech

The project aims to help tackle waste crime in Britain as well as prevent illegal waste being shipped abroad

UK launches review to crackdown on ‘organised waste crime’

Official figures reveal it cost the English economy more than £600m in 2015

New waste crime powers for Environment Agency

Officers will be equipped with body video cameras on their visits to waste sites following a growing number of abusive incidents during inspections

Waste criminals locked behind bars

Two men have been arrested in London in connection with a nationwide waste crime investigation. The Environment Agency, the Metropolitan Police Service and Government Agency Intelligence Network apprehended a 29-year-old man and a 46-year-old man at their homes in Chelsea and Hampstead Heath. The men were arrested for questioning in relation to waste crime, fraud […]

Budget 2017: Landfill tax for illegal dumping confirmed, £30m to tackle waste crime

The UK Government has confirmed legislation will be brought in to charge landfill tax on illegally deposited waste. Operators with illegal waste sites will be liable for the tax and those who continue to flout the rules will face “tough civil and criminal sanctions”. The announcement, which is part of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget, follows […]

New partnership to put waste criminals in the bin

The Environment Agency (EA) and the Environmental Services Association (ESA) have teamed up to tackle waste crime. The non-departmental public body and the industry organisation aim to disrupt illegal waste networks and prosecute the criminals they say undercut legitimate businesses, cause severe damage to the environment and create misery for local residents. They plan to achieve […]

Waste crime ‘costs England £600m a year’

Damage caused by illegal waste operators costs the waste and recycling industry in England as well as taxpayers around £604 million a year. A new report commissioned by the Environmental Services Association Educational Trust (ESAET) and the Environmental Services Association reveals the growing cost of waste crime is now equivalent to building 34 secondary schools […]

Cornish waste operator to pay £80k for illegal asbestos

A Cornish waste operator has to pay almost £80,000 after illegally storing and treating asbestos. Leslie Allen ran a waste site in Perranuthnoe, near Penzance, where a variety of waste from various commercial and domestic sources was processed without the necessary environmental permits in place. He was fined £40,000 for two offences and has to […]

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