Environment Agency clamping down on illegal waste carriers

Interesting press release from Environmental Agency regarding illegal waste carriers. Waste vehicles have come under the spotlight across Essex, South London and Hertfordshire in a multi-agency stop-and-check operation. The Environment Agency has been working with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, local councils and HMRC on Operation Salamander stopping vehicles carrying waste in Thurrock, North Greenwich and Bushy in Hertfordshire today (13 January).

All waste carriers have a Duty of Care to ensure they deal with and dispose of waste correctly and should be registered with the Environment Agency. There has been 71 vehicles were pulled over leading to duty of care offences in relation to 26 vehicles stopped. This could lead to potential enforcement action after further investigation.

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