Agency to target sites lacking ‘competent’ managers

Posted on 1st August, 2016

Environmental regulators will target waste sites operating without ‘technically competent managers’ an official has indicated.


Speaking at the Metals Recycling Event at Donington Park last month, Paul Fernee, team lead for metals and end of life vehicles at the Environment Agency said that technical competence was one of the issues causing difficulties that had emerged under the “Waste Crime Action Plan”.

He added that the Agency “had found low numbers or a lack of technically competent managers” on waste sites.

Mr Fernee also noted that actions will be taken against site operators and that “we are building databases to see which sites haven’t got them.”