The Environment Agency swoops on waste criminals in
In late march the Environment Agency carried out a large scale operation to tackle waste crime in east
The efforts were focused on the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Tower Hamlets,
The EA set up mobile road checks throughout Barking and Dagenham, Tower Hamlets and
On a national level:
The Environment Agency has identified approximately 650 illegal waste sites in
Operation Ammolite follows a sustained crackdown by the Environment Agency on serious, organised waste crime. Illegal waste sites and their operators blight communities and cause untold damage to the environment. More operations like this are planned to ensure that problem sites continue to be uncovered and the pressure is kept on those who try to dodge the costs incurred to treat waste properly.
On a local level:
Jon Cruddas has already been on the case throughout Dagenham & Rainham. Recently with the help of Cllr Mick McCarthy, the Cabinet Member for Environment and the River ward councillors; Jon has aided in the clearing of many illegal fly-tipping sites in the local area. With increasing complaints about fly-tipping it is encouraging to see that Dagenham is finally getting some support to combat excess and illegal waste on the streets.
The Environment Agency has announced a 90-strong specialist taskforce to blitz serious, organised waste crime and fly-tipping over the next two years. This is good news for Dagenham and Rainham as it will see the rising waste problem tackled head on.
To report your concerns regarding illegal waste activity please call The Environment Agency’s incident helpline on: 0800 80 70 60 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111
To talk about any local issues or concerns regarding waste management or fly-tipping call Jon’s office on: 020 8984 7854 or you can contact Jon via email on: firstname.lastname@example.org