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Tackling waste crime

According to its own figures, the Environment Agency (EA) is making little progress in closing down illegal sites. What do the numbers show and what do you need to be aware of? More...


Brexit could cause waste to pile up

The Environment Agency (EA) predicts that there could be problems dealing with waste in the event of a no-deal Brexit. What could happen? More...


Selecting a new waste contractor

You’re on the lookout for a new waste contractor. Before you sign on the dotted line, what are the key questions you should ask to help you select the right one for your business? More...


Dealing with waste exemptions online

The Environment Agency (EA) has rolled out an online service to make it easier to register waste exemptions. Is this something that you may need to use and, if so, what does it involve? More...


“Lower tier” waste carriers

If you regularly transport waste materials, you now have a legal duty to register as a waste carrier. What does the process involve, how much does it cost and what can happen if you fail to register? More...


Guidance for waste producers

The Environment Agency has improved its web-based guidance for producers of packaging, vehicles, batteries and electrical goods. What’s included? More...


Transferring waste between sites

When staff visit some of your smaller sites, they often collect printer toners and other recyclable materials. However, you’ve heard that you need a licence to permit you to do this. Is this really the case? More...


Complying with paperwork

If you have written permission from the Environment Agency (EA) to burn certain types of waste, deviating from the list of acceptable materials could be expensive. What has a recent case highlighted? More...


Pre-treatment of waste, six months on

Although there’s been a duty to treat non-hazardous waste since October 2007, so far the Environment Agency (EA) has left businesses alone. However, now it’s decided to start checking up. What should you be doing? More...


The £1 million takeaway for waste offenders

A recent case has highlighted how far the Environment Agency is willing to go when it identifies businesses acting illegally. Why did it take action and what can you learn from this particular case? More...
Last updated: 26.02.2020

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