An eight-wheel tipper truck has been crushed by the Environment Agency (EA) under new powers to combat fly tipping. The vehicle is believed to belong to an organised crime group operating in the South East and was discovered near Iwade, outside Sittingbourne in Kent, during a waste crime investigation. The truck was seen at a number of waste sites across the county and is linked to illegal dumping of waste at commercial properties. It was crushed under EA supervision, by […]
Up to 150 operators believed to be operating illegally in the London waste sector are to be targeted in a joint operation between the DVSA, Environment Agency (EA) and the Met Police.
The FTA has called for London’s councils to bring a “pragmatic” approach to carrying out their duties during the Olympics. The issue reignited at a Transport Select Committee session last month (23 May), after Catherine West, London Councils’ transport committee chairman, was asked by Paul Maynard MP to spell out what the councils’ “light touch” pledge would mean in the context of the Olympics. “Are you going to ensure certainty over how apply regulations, even if you apply them lightly?” […]