Environment Agency Stop Checks Result In Fines

13-11-13(2)picFines have been issued after the Environment Agency (EA) found two van drivers without a waste carrier’s licence during stop checks on A6/A46 roundabout in Birstall.

Two van drivers have been fined for carrying waste without a licence, in an operation to crack down on environmental crime.

The EA, police and Charnwood Borough Council officials carried out stop checks on the A6/A46 roundabout in Birstall on Friday (8 Nov).

Councillor Jane Hunt – “It is disappointing we had to issue these fines, when there is so much information available to tradespeople that they must have a waste carrier’s licence if they are transporting waste”

Eighteen vehicles were pulled over in total, of which the taskforce found that two drivers did not have the required waste carrier’s licences. They were fined £150 each.

The operation was run as part of the council’s continuing “Don’t Muck Around” campaign, which tackles illegal dumping.

The Environment Agency’s specialist taskforce have been organising stop checks as part of an ongoing blitz on waste crime.

Councillor Jane Hunt said: “It is disappointing we had to issue these fines, when there is so much information available to tradespeople that they must have a waste carrier’s licence if they are transporting waste.

“We hope operations such as this will help spread the word that we take seriously our role in protecting the environment in Charnwood.”

EA officers also handed out three application packs for waste carrier’s licences during the operation.

 

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