Environment Agency discovers six illegal waste sites in one day

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One of the illegal sites in Somerset

The Environment Agency has discovered six illegal waste sites in one day in Bristol, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Officers visited 15 locations last week to find a number of unauthorised waste disposal activities including waste being burnt.

Andy Hicklin, Environment Agency area environment manager for Wessex, said: “Acting on reports from members of the public, days of action are just the first step in tackling waste crime.

“Waste crime is a blight on communities and the environment and undermines legitimate business."

If you see or suspect illegal waste activities, report it anonymously to Crimestoppers or call 0800 555 111 or via the Environment Agency incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60.

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