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Overflowing skips, discarded toilets and burnt plastic found in one-day sting

The largest one-day sting ever carried out by the Environment Agency and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has confirmed illegal activity nearly 30 waste sites across four counties.

The illegal site in Wisbech. Photo: Environment Agency. (11371243)
The illegal site in Wisbech. Photo: Environment Agency. (11371243)

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.

Among the rubbish at the sites across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, officers observed shredded plastics, soil, rubble, scrap metal, tyres, pallets – and, at one site, a number of discarded toilets.

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