Welsh Assembly votes in new enforcement powers to tackle waste crime

New powers coming into force this spring will give Welsh officials more tools with which to combat waste crime, National Assembly says

Thousands of waste tyres illegally dumped in a large yard (photograph: Natural Resources Wales)
The new powers will enable NRW enforcement officers to physically lock gates to stop more waste entering illegal sites

New enforcement powers will be introduced in Wales in April to help the regulator Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and local authorities tackle illegal activity in the waste sector.

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