The Environment Agency (EA) has today (10 June) published the results of a national waste crime survey, revealing that large-scale fly-tipping remains one of the biggest problems for the waste sector.
The survey was commissioned by the EA and supported by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), Environmental Services Association (ESA), the United Resource Operators Consortium and the National Farmers Union (NFU).
Waste management company Biffa has lost an appeal against a guilty verdict handed down in June 2019 for being in breach of waste export regulations after attempting to export contaminated waste to China.
The risk posed to the waste and resources sector by Brexit has increased over the last few months, with the UK falling further behind EU standards and ambition, according to Greener UK’s latest Brexit Risk Tracker.
There is no “excuse” for waste crime during the pandemic the illegal waste sites team from the Environment Agency (EA) warned today (12 June), urging the public and operators to be “extra vigilant” of illicit activities.
Two people have been arrested in Lincolnshire on a raid of an illegal waste site following intelligence and reports of suspicious activity, serving as a “warning” to those flouting the law and the Covid-19 lockdown.
Garden and bulky waste services remain disrupted and more Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) close while core collections services continue to be maintained, according to the latest Covid-19 local authority impacts survey.
Robert Jenrick, the Secretary for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has said that local authorities will be asked to “plan the organised opening” of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the coming weeks.
Local authorities are planning for a “controlled and consistent” reopening of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) once the government publishes its strategy for exiting the Covid-19 lockdown, according to the latest ADEPT local authority impact survey.