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New taskforce launched to tackle waste crime

New taskforce launched to tackle waste crime

A NEW taskforce dedicated to tackling serious and organised waste crime, such as dumping hazardous materials on private land and falsely labelling waste so it can be exported abroad to unsuspecting countries, was launched on Thurs, 16 January. The Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC) will for the first time bring together law enforcement agencies,...

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Supermarket fined £75,000 for waste and fly-tipping offences

Supermarket fined £75,000 for waste and fly-tipping offences

AN Alum Rock supermarket has been fined £75,000 for fly-tipping and trade waste-related offences following a prosecution brought by Birmingham City Council. Saif Supermarket Ltd, which operates from 444 – 446 Alum Rock Road, was found guilty in its absence at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, October 31 on three charges under the Environmental Protection...

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Scott Bros. trumpets hazzards of fly tipping

RECYCLING expert Scott Bros. is reminding those who illegally dump waste of the potential risks to children’s health over the summer holidays. The Teesside-based company hopes to raise awareness of the potential dangers after experiencing a rise in the amount of waste dumped on or near its sites. Director Peter Scott warned that the illegal...

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Fly-tipping

Ashford Borough Council win in fly tipping case on local farmland

ASHFORD Borough Council has successfully prosecuted a woman involved in an incident where domestic rubbish was found dumped in a country lane. Kayleigh Louise Wigman has been fined £1,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,251.50 by magistrates. The case highlights Ashford’s zero tolerance on environmental issues after the incident occurred on local farmland. Responding...

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Fly-tipping site in Birmingham

Fly-tipper jailed for five months

A MAN responsible for the dumping of waste in the garden of an empty house in Handsworth was jailed for five months by Birmingham Crown Court last Thursday (25 July). Sean Martin, aged 53, of Friar Park Road, Wednesbury, was prosecuted by Birmingham City Council, after an investigation by its waste enforcement unit. Local residents...