Environment Agency sting uncovers 27 illegal waste sites in one day

The Environment Agency (EA) last week uncovered illegal activity at 27 waste sites across the east of England, in what it describes as its largest ever one-day sting.

The operation, carried out alongside HMRC, saw 54 sites visited across Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire.

Half were found to be operating illegally. EA officers found four sites where waste had been burnt illegally, a further four which were actively and illegally treating and transferring waste, and a number containing construction and demolition waste, vehicle parts and household waste.

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