Over the next 5 years the Environment Agency will receive an extra £20 million, from Landfill Tax revenues, to escalate the fight against illegal waste operators. This is in response to strong criticism from the waste industry, including MVDA, that the EA isn’t adequately funded to fight illegal waste crime.
MVDA has played a key role in this, highlighting the scale of illegal car dismantling & the undermining effects this has upon legitimate business.
Most recently MVDA submitted detailed evidence to DEFRAs review of waste ‘exemptions, about how the U16 ELV exemption is being widely abused.
MVDA is due to complete its review of all 475 U16 exempt operators by Christmas, but preliminary results suggest that a very large proportion of U16 exempt operators are actually illegal vehicle dismantlers.
MVDA members will be updated in January when MVDA has submitted the full report to DEFRA.
Watch this space!