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27 February 2018

Enhanced powers have been introduced to tackle illegal activity at waste sites, by providing waste regulation and waste collection authorities in England and Wales the power to require waste to be removed from a site where it has been unlawfully kept or disposed of, including waste that was disposed of lawfully in the first instance.

What is the amended legislation: Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Environment Act 1995
Who does this affect: England and Wales
When does this change take place: 29 March 2018

These changes also give the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales the power, by notice or by application to court for an order, to restrict access and the importation of waste to premises.

These changes are detailed as The Waste Enforcement (England and Wales) Regulations 2018

The full text of the Regulations may be found here.

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk