Householders Could Be Fined For Using Illegal Waste Operators

January 16, 2018

 

Householders Could Be Fined For Using Illegal Waste Operators

 

It was announced yesterday by the Environmental Minister that new powers could come into play to tackle waste crime. Legislative changes may potentially be granted to the EA to tackle the “serious problem” of waste crime.

 

This comes alongside the launch of a consultation by Defra on further action to crack-down on illegal sites which will include possible new powers for local authorities to fine householders for using illegal operators. As a short term solution, and subject to approval, the Environment Agency (EA) will be able to lock the gates or block access to problem waste sites to prevent waste illegally building up. Changes will also enable the EA to force operators to clear all the waste at a problem waste site, not just the illegal waste.

 

Pending approval this is to be introduced by spring 2018. This follows a public consultation in which 90% of respondents, said Defra, were in favour of allowing regulators to take physical steps to prevent operators from accepting more illegally dumped waste.

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Ministers Urged for VAT To Be Adjusted On Products Made From Recycled Items 

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Recycling Week Announced

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The EA Criticised Over WEEE Charges

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New Charging Scheme Revealed

Mar 22, 2018

 

Treasury to Work With Recycling Industry on Plastic Tax

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WEEE Targets to Be Reduced By DEFRA

Mar 9, 2018

 

Global Recycling Day

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WEEE Target Missed for 2017

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Town Hall Recycling Rates Drop

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Scotland Shows Compliance Improvements

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Defra Reports Increase in Recycling Rate

Feb 26, 2018

 

Environment Agency Unlike To Meet Targets

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Feb 13, 2018

 

Newcastle to Reduce RDF Exports

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Industry Bodies Criticise EAs New Charging Model

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Infrastructure Needed for Commercial Waste

Jan 31, 2018

 

UK Opposes Recycling Targets

Jan 29, 2018

 

Illegal Dumping Costs £1Million Per Incident

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UK Struggles to Meet EU WEEE Target

Jan 22, 2018

 

WRAP Forced to Cut Jobs

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Agency Reminds Recycling Operators of Charges Review

Jan 16, 2018

 

Textile Slaves Discovered by Northumbria Police

Jan 16, 2018

 

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Environment Plan Requires More Help

Jan 15, 2018

 

Enforcement Agency to Take Power – Before Brexit

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Challenging Targets For WEEE Processors in 2018

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World Leaders Encouraged to Promote Recycling

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