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Waste site was out of control

The manager of a waste transfer station has received a suspended prison sentence after he was found to be operating illegally. How did this happen, as there was an environmental permit in place for the site? More...


Biffa exported waste illegally

Waste giant Biffa Waste Services Ltd, has been ordered to pay £599,912 following an investigation by the Environment Agency which found it was in breach of waste export regulations. More...


Recycling sacks found in Malaysia

Questions have been raised over UK recycling processes after a BBC documentary reported that plastic recycling sacks from Milton Keynes Council were found discarded in Malaysia. What’s to know? More...


Suspended prison sentence for waste directors

Two directors have been sentenced after their poor waste management led to two of the largest fires the local fire and rescue service has ever experienced. What should you do to avoid the same situation? More...


Illegal waste site prosecution

Two former directors have been given three months to pay over £1m after being found guilty of running a waste site illegally. What happened and how could they have avoided this outcome? More...


Construction site faced £9 million clean-up bill

A recycling firm and an ex-director have been found guilty of dumping toxic waste by disguising it as useful construction materials. What happened and what should you be aware of to avoid getting caught up in such situations? More...


Consistently ignoring their duties

A case heard in January 2016 concerned a business which operated on the basis of maximum profit with minimal compliance. What drew the business to the Environment Agency’s attention? More...


The difference between disposal and recovery

A High Court case has raised the question about the distinction between disposal of waste and using waste materials in business operations. What can be learned from it? More...


Waste director pays the price

As a case heard in October 2015 shows, if you ignore the conditions of an environmental permit, you’re not only at risk of being fined. Why did a scrap business end up in court and what were the penalties? More...


£350,000 pay back for waste crimes

Last updated: 27.03.2020

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