Waste crime consultation

Defra has launched a consultation looking at enhancing measures to tackle waste crime and poor performance in the waste sector. Plus a call for evidence seeking views on measures to:

  • strengthen the competence of site operators,
  • require the clean-up of abandoned waste sites
  • adopt fixed penalties for fly-tipping
  • measures to protect landowners from the impact of waste crime

The consultations can be found using the link below:

Defra consultation on proposals to enhance enforcement powers at regulated facilities – deadline 6 May 2015

The NFU is in the process of analysing the impact of the proposed changes and will be consulting with members further in due course.Fly-tipped computer_275_182

If you wish to comment directly to these consultations use the link above or you can provide feedback to Anna Simpson at YW5uYS5zaW1wc29uQG5mdS5vcmcudWs= by 1 May 2015.

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  • Posted by: Henry ClemonsPosted on: 04/02/2016 08:14:58

    Comment: We here at the Cottesbrooke Estate have had several large scale fly tipping incidents over the last year that have been very annoying and costly to the Estate, one case was taken up by the environment agency as there were invoices in the rubbish and the case is court bound, we were impressed with how they investigated and seemed keen to get the tippers in court, however we still had to clean up and dispose. We had a massive amount of plastic from wire cables and all though we all new where it had come from no one was interested. It is the small scale tipping that has annoyed us most, over the Christmas period we had a number of fridges, freezers and micro waves dumped in gateways. We picked these up and in the new year I took a trailer on my truck to the local tip with these items. I was told I could not drop them here as they were now commercial waste and I would have to take them else where and pay to dispose of them. I was also told I would be better off dumping them in a gateway as the council would have to pick them up!! what a stupid and crazy world.

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