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Waste Carriers Licence - Van Stopped

One of our vans was stopped the other day by a roadside random check by the environment agency.

Apparently there's a big push before Xmas on stopping fly tipping.

We're OK, have a Licence, so no probs.

Just a reminder to all to get one if you don't have already. It's really easy to register on the EA/Gov website - takes 5 mins.

Lower tier for self generated green waste (no charge), upper tier for all else (£154). Licences last 3 yrs.

You don't need to use an external agency to fast-track etc.

Fines are hefty (£1000+), and from my technician's feedback there we're several very unhappy looking people being processed, so not worth the risk really.

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  • PRO

    Good to see a proactive stance by the EA as according to many 'this never happens' ;) However, we sometimes see regular checks around the Guildford/Godalming link roads (particularly B3000)

    We've just (yesterday) cleared 21 old pallets dumped in a business park over the weekend and this is now becoming a regular occurrence with the changes implemented in the last few months by local authorities.

    • PRO
      Definitely, I'm all for Van stop check points, they are definitely proactive in this area, there is no logical reason why Gardeners do not have at the very least a "lower tier" waste carriers license....
  • PRO

    A good thing but i wonder why the big push before Christmas , better for them to be more proactive during the summer .

    Since the supermarkets started charging for carrier bags i have noticed fewer draped in bushes by the roadside but sadly i have noticed more rubbish dumped in rivers This morning i spotted a double mattress and a fully blown space hopper . It beggars belief .

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