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 […]

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 […]

Waste firm to pay more than £30k after breaking law

A waste recycling firm and two of its directors have been ordered to pay more than £32,450 in fines and costs. Churngold Recycling, based in Bristol, illegally supplied thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste to a building site after claiming it had been treated. The firm, ran by John Barcham and Lee Phelan, removed hazardous waste […]

Waste criminals leave landowners with £750k bill

Landowners in the North-East of England have been left with a £750,000 clean-up bill after waste was illegally dumped on their properties. The Environment Agency (EA) says there were 11 separate incidents in the region over the year, with thousands of tonnes of baled rubbish being left at farms, industrial units and the side of […]