Waste criminal gets 15 months behind bars

A waste criminal has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and disqualified from managing companies for six years. Barry Kilroe was found to have run three waste sites unlawfully, after his actions resulted in the closure of the M60, polluted a river and blighted local communities. He pled guilty to 10 charges relating to […]

Crackdown on waste crime with tougher powers

New rules aimed at making it easier for enforcement authorities to tackle waste crime have come into effect. Waste crime costs the UK economy £568 million a year and diverts as much as £1 billion every year away from legitimate business operations, according to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). The changes […]

‘Stop and searches’ to crack down waste crime

A taskforce from the Environment Agency set up stop and searches and visiting waste sites yesterday to crack down on waste crime that undercuts legitimate businesses and affects local communities. Given the code name ‘Operation Cyclone’, it aims to stop the supply of waste to illegal sites, gather intelligence and encourage people to report the […]