Environment Agency crack down on illegal waste crime around London City Airport

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Environment Agency officers teamed up with Met police and the DVSA to disrupt waste crimes around London City Airport

Environment Agency officers have run a day of action to crack down on illegal waste crime around London City Airport.

Officers teamed up with Met police and DVSA in a bid to reduce and disrupt waste crimes, metal and cable theft, tax evasion and prevent dangerous vehicles from being on the road.

Vehicles were stopped by officers from the partner agencies to identify offences and non-compliance.

Environment officers also checked whether waste carriers were providing waste transfer notes to the sites where they collected waste from.

Julie Leigh, senior environmental crime officer, said: “People who manage waste illegally cost the taxpayer millions every year in clean-up costs and make considerable sums of undeclared income.

“Our enforcement days make sure that the right waste goes to the right place ‎to stop unpermitted businesses undermining legitimate businesses and help create a level playing field.”

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