New Sentencing Regime in Force for Waste Crimes

Judges and magistrates in England and Wales have be handing out tougher sentences for individuals and companies involved with illegal waste handling, breaches of waste permits and illegal waste export. The Sentencing Council published Sentencing guidelines in February which covered … Read More

Minister puts Emphasis on Waste Crime at CIWM and ESA Annual Conference

Resource minister Dan Rogerson MP underlined the government’s commitment to confronting waste crime at the annual CIWM and ESA conference in London. Emphasising the impact on communities and the legitimate waste industry, the Minister commented that Defra and the Environment … Read More

Stiffer Penalties for Illegal Waste Operators

New sentencing guidelines urging greater fines have been launched for companies and individuals that commit environmental offence. It is estimated that there are more than 1,000 illegal waste sites throughout the UK, causing vast amounts of pollution and ruining people’s … Read More

Hefty Fines Faced by Businesses with Tougher Fly-Tip Rules

With new regulations being introduced in the New Year, businesses leaving waste and packaging on the street could face a fine of up to £50,000. New waste collection rules preventing rubbish from being left on the street are to be … Read More