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Cromwell Polythene are keeping it clean with a free anti-litter pack

Cromwell Polythene are keeping it clean with a free anti-litter pack

ONE global environmental issue that all countries share is littering and waste crime, seeing an estimated 30 million tonnes of litter collected from UK streets every year. Streets are far from being the only casualties of discarded waste; parks, countrysides, roads and beaches are also often plagued with litter. One of the most shocking facts...

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Huge Local Authority support for HWRC DIY waste charges

Huge Local Authority support for HWRC DIY waste charges

A SURVEY among the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) members revealed that 75% of respondents ‘do not believe that councils should accept [DIY] wastes for free disposal’. The findings come after DEFRA announced plans to tackle fly-tipping by changing the legal definition of ‘household waste’ (which is free to deposit at HWRCs) to include...

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Scott Bros urges householders to beware of waste fly tippers

Scott Bros urges householders to beware of waste fly tippers

RECYCLING experts Scott Bros. is urging householders to consider hiring a skip rather than using a ‘man with a van’ in a bid to reduce illegal fly tipping incidents across the region. While councils across the Tees Valley, County Durham and North Yorkshire have now reopened most waste recycling centres to the public, there have...

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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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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...

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Steve Perrin and Dale from Stockton EnforcementLRcrop

Stockton council tackle waste and fly tippers with new camera system

STOCKTON-ON-TEES Borough Council is using a new Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera system from Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) on its enforcement vehicles to capture ‘litter throwers’ and fly-tippers. The council, which has a team of 24 enforcement officers, is committed to community safety and tackling environmental crime for residents and businesses within the borough. It took...