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Warwickshire residents block in fly-tippers caught in act

Warwickshire residents block in fly-tippers caught in act

Warwickshire Police have detained a group of suspected fly-tippers after they dumped large piles of rubbish on Packington Estate’s Maxstoke Lane near Meriden last Wednesday (8th February). The force described it as “some of the worst fly-tipping we had seen in a long time”. Residents blocked in the vans used for the fly-tipping, but the...

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Charges for disposing of DIY waste at recycling centres scrapped

Charges for disposing of DIY waste at recycling centres scrapped

Households will no longer have to pay fees for disposing of small-scale DIY waste at council recycling centres. This change will make it easier for people to dispose of their waste responsibly and boost recycling. The Government has abolished the charges previously imposed by one-third of local authorities for disposing of DIY waste at household...

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Cost-of-living crisis may further increase fly-tipping incidents, say recycling experts Scott Bros

Cost-of-living crisis may further increase fly-tipping incidents, say recycling experts Scott Bros

RECYCLING experts Scott Bros believes the cost-of-living crisis is behind an increase in fly-tipping incidents on the family-run firm’s sites across Teesside. Director Peter Scott said some householders are dumping rubbish themselves or saving money by using rogue operators who undercut properly licensed companies by failing to dispose of their waste legally or responsibly. The...

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Scottish waste criminals targeted in week of action

Scottish waste criminals targeted in week of action

SCOTLAND’S environment regulator took part in four days of action in April targeting waste criminals in the North East of Scotland. The operation saw a total of 59 vehicles stopped and checked – and a range of enforcement actions taken for illegal activities. Local officers and specialist enforcement officers from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency...

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Kingston town centre fly tipped – but for good reason

Kingston town centre fly tipped – but for good reason

ON Saturday 5 February, Kingston Council and its environment partner, Veolia, set up a staged fly-tip as part of their campaign to tackle fly-tipping across the borough and improve the streetscene. Between November 2021 and January 2022, over 280 Fixed Penalty Notices and Duty of Care Notices were issued to residents and businesses. Fly-tipping is...

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Government unveils plans to crack down on waste crime

Government unveils plans to crack down on waste crime

A CRACKDOWN on waste criminals has been unveiled by Environment Minister Jo Churchill as part of fresh plans to reform the waste industry. Proposals set out in two new consultations will clamp down on waste crime and support people and businesses to manage waste correctly. The reform will see increased background checks for firms who...

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Waste crime costs England nearly a billion pounds a year

Waste crime costs England nearly a billion pounds a year

THE total annual cost of waste-related crime in England has increased by fifty-three per cent in just three years and now costs the country nearly a billion pounds a year, according to a recent study. A new report published today by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) shows that the cost of waste-related crime in England...