Environment Agency uses new powers to tackle illegal waste site

The Environment Agency (EA) has blocked access to an illegal waste site in Birmingham, using new legal powers for the first time.

Construction waste firm TP & G Specialists Limited was operating without an environmental permit and emitting dust and smoke which was affecting neighbouring properties, the agency said.

The business had continued to operate illegally, despite multiple visits from EA officers seeking to bring the site into compliance, according to the EA.

Birmingham Magistrates Court granted the restriction order this week, restricting access to the site and prohibiting waste from being accepted on to the site for the next six months.

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