Man jailed for illegally dumping and burning waste in Northumberland

Dominic Allen, 25, from Old Swarland, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison, ordered to pay £1,000 in costs and given 18 months to clear the site

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

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