Government agencies team up to stop illegal waste carriers

The Environment Agency and Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have teamed up to tackle the transportation of illegal waste across England. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to use […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Environment Agency and Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have teamed up to tackle the transportation of illegal waste across England.

They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to use their combined enforcement powers to crack down on non-compliant vehicles.

They aim to improve compliance and vehicle and driver safety standards and will share information to increase the effectiveness of roadside enforcement on waste industry vehicles.

Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA’s Chief Executive said: “DVSA traffic examiners will issue fines to those waste carriers we find to be operating in an unsafe manner. These operators are putting themselves and other road users at risk and pose a danger to our environment.”

From 1st April 2018, rogue operators handling waste illegally will have to pay landfill tax.