Police investigation launched after waste illegally dumped on farms
An investigation has been launched by the police, after waste was found dumped illegally, at three farms across north-east England.
At Bishop Auckland, in County Durham, around forty tonnes of general mixed waste was dumped illegally into a field, out of the back of a truck and a second truck was stopped from illegally tipping its waste by Durham police and has been confiscated by Durham County Council, whilst further investigations are carried out.
Another illegal waste tipping incident happened near Sadberge village, which is close to Darlington. Eighty bales of old processed waste, which was wrapped in black plastic, was discovered dumped on land that the landowner had not given permission for.
On Wednesday, September 7, a third incident occurred at a farm near Northallerton, in which twenty bales of old processed waste, wrapped in plastic, was dumped on the farm’s land.
The police are now working with the Environment Agency (EA) and the local authorities, to help find those responsible.
Dave Edwardson, EA enforcement team leader, said: “At first glance, waste that is wrapped in plastic, can be mistaken for hay or silage.”
He went on to say that the agency was determined to tackle waste crime and urged all farmers, land owners and property agents, to remain vigilant and contact the EA straight away if they have any concerns, or notice any suspicious activity.
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