Huge piles of illegal waste dumped in warehouse
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Illegal waste found dumped in Staffordshire warehouse

The owners of a warehouse are facing a clean-up bill of nearly £1m after thousands of tonnes of illegal waste were dumped there.

More than 5,000 tonnes was left at the site in Staffordshire by a company the landowners thought was a legitimate firm.

BBC research has found the number of incidents of large-scale fly-tipping has more than doubled since 2012.

Marc Lidderth, from the Environment Agency, which is investigating the Staffordshire case, blamed organised criminal gangs and added cases were "becoming very complex".

  • 13 Feb 2020
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