Herts crackdown on waste crime

Chris Tindall
August 14, 2019

Illegal waste crime was the target of the DVSA and the Environment Agency (EA) in a day of vehicle checks in Hertfordshire.

Police officers supported the initiative, which led to waste carrier checks being conducted on seven lorries in the Broxbourne borough.

Two vehicles were seized for having no road tax and another vehicles that had no valid waste carrier licence and was illegally carrying scrap metal waste was taken off the road by the DVSA.

Chief Inspector Craig Flint, said: “Not only does illegal waste, which can end up dumped indiscriminately, cause a blight on our countryside, there can also be associated criminality, including traffic offences, as well as the detrimental effect on public health.

“Operations like these provide a brilliant opportunity to remind carriers about their responsibilities, enhance our intelligence around such practices and take action against those who flout the rules.”

Mark Nevitt, EA national enforcement service team leader said: “Working with partners such as the police helps us run roadside operations, and the ability to share intelligence around non-compliant waste carriers.

“The Environment Agency wants to make sure businesses carrying waste have the proper authorisations to allow them to transport and transfer rubbish – a waste carrier’s registration from the Environment Agency and waste transfer note from the waste producer.”

Prem Kumar, DVSA vehicle enforcement manager said: “Working closely with the Environment Agency and the police in this way is an efficient way to stop dangerous operators.

“We’ll continue to use intelligence, technology and expert skills to stop illegal operators and keep the roads safer.”


About the Author


Chris Tindall

Chris Tindall started writing for the haulage and logistics industry in 2002 and has covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning and Brexit.

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