Tandridge District Council – Press Release 31 Oct 16

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Tandridge District Council Press Release 31.10.16

Roadside stop and check carried out on commercial waste carriers

A joint vehicle stop and check operation took place on Wednesday 19 October, run by officers from Tandridge District Council and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, working with Surrey Police.

The stop check was held on the A22 at Whyteleafe and concentrated on commercial vehicles to ensure they were registered to dispose of waste. Waste carriers are also required to carry a completed waste transfer note.

In total 55 vehicles were stopped and following checks with the Environment Agency, five companies received written advice to ensure they meet all regulations.stop-and-check

Chief Community Services Officer, Paul Barton, said: “This was a very successful operation and is part of our ongoing campaign to crack down on flytipping. We were pleased to find most commercial vehicles carrying waste stopped were properly licensed. These joint stop and check operations are a great way to ensure businesses dispose of their waste legally.”

 

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