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Illegal waste found "likely" to be from local authority

Following recent news that several containers of illegal waste heading out of the country had been stopped at Felixstowe, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) chairman Lee Marshall urged councils to be aware of where they were sending their material.

Environmental Services Association (ESA) chief executive Dirk Hazell had been quick to defend his members after the Environment Agency announced that six or seven containers of mixed municipal waste had been seized. He said he would be astonished if any of the containers were from an ESA member.

In light of this, Marshall said: If it is not one of their members it is likely to be a local authority. I urge you [local authorities] to take due diligence.


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