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What is waste crime and how do we tackle it?

03 August 2017

If you’ve been keeping on top of the news, you’ll have seen an influx of news reports on the ‘trash mafia’ – illegal fly-tippers operating on a large scale and targeting UK farmers, particularly those in Essex. The attention on waste crime is higher than ever, and tackling it is quickly becoming of global importance. But is the trash mafia all we have to worry about?

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Bin-Bag Britain: ITV News Showcases How Parliament Policy Is Forcing People To Fly-Tip

13 July 2017

It’s no secret that fly-tipping has become one of Britain’s grimiest issues. But the truth behind why it is on the rise is debated. Costing anything from £50m to £150m, per year, to clear up on private land alone, it is has never been more vital to find the root of the cause and tackle it head on…

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Own A Farm? The ‘Trash Mafia’ Could Be Coming to You Next

18 May 2017

If you thought owning your own land would increase peace of mind and present less of a risk in terms of being a target of organised crime, it is time to think again. According to The Times, industrial-scale fly tipping is leaving Essex farmers in a constant state of anxiety, with regular lorries loaded with super-sized skips being driven into their fields come dark and spewing out compacted waste worth up to £1 billion a year.

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UK Treasury Announces New Landfill Tax Rates for The Next TWO Years!

04 May 2017

Alongside the release of the 2017 Spring Budget, the Treasury publicised potential plans for imposing a landfill tax on illegal disposals of waste. A consultation that began on March  20 th ,  confirmed of the Landfill Tax rate of £88.95 per tonne (for standard rate material) has already been obtained and will be brought into effect from April 1st, 2018.

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How to Reduce Your Office Waste

31 March 2017

There are major concerns about the vast amount of material being sent to local landfills – that is no secret. With the ever-rising threat of global warming now hard to ignore, it has become vital that each and every one of us take on a personal responsibility to reduce waste and recycle everything we possibly can. ?

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