New illegal e-waste task force
A new task force, including former police detectives, will support the Environment Agency in its fight to close illegal waste sites.
Backed by £5M of funding over two years the new Crime Agency will employ 90 new members of staff according to the ENDS Report.
According to the Agency there are 594 illegal waste sites in England and Wales – 215 in the South East, 99 in Yorkshire and the North East and 83 in the North West. The remainder are in East Anglia, the Midlands, the South West and Wales.
The new task force will work with councils, police, HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions to bring criminals to justice.
More power to their elbow I say!