Illegal waste containers shipped to Sri Lanka brought back to the UK

Those responsible could face up to two years in prison and an unlimited fine

Yorkshire households warned to not become ‘accidental’ waste criminals

There are concerns about the number of ‘man and van’ adverts and self-promotion on Facebook and other social media platforms offering to take away people’s rubbish

Fly-tipping ‘increases across more than half of UK councils’

More than 90% of household waste recycling centres are now closed, with the remainder suffering high levels of disruption, according to a new survey

Sunderland man fined £12k for illegal waste operation

Clifford Shee, aged 55, was prosecuted by the Environment Agency for operating outside the requirements of three exempt waste activities

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

Environment Agency sting targets 30 illegal waste sites

Those convicted of illegal waste activity face extensive fines and prison sentences, in some cases

Businesses warned empty industrial units targeted for illegal waste dumping

Waste crime is estimated to cost the UK economy around £604m a year

Illegal fly-tipping in Northern Ireland cost taxpayers £500k

A new report cites illegal dumping as one of the biggest environment concerns for households and the Irish landscape

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

Heathrow coach firm pays £33k after river pollution

A Heathrow coach firm has been ordered to pay a total of £33,000 after polluting a river with sewage waste. Symphony Chauffeurs Ltd has been hit with £21,000 fines and £12,000 in costs after it emptied toilets on its luxury vehicles into public drains, which subsequently ended up in west London’s Crane River. This broke environmental […]