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Agency gains powers to fine illegal waste firms

Illegal waste carriers risk fines after new rules came into force which allow the Environment Agency to levy a £300 penalty on any business without the correct documentation. Since Monday (April 2) waste carriers or brokers must prove they are registered with the Environment Agency within seven days of a request. If they fail to do so, a fixed penalty notice (FPN) can be issued. Environment Agency head of waste Liz Parkes said: Use of FPNs will encourage ...