A40 waste dump investigations continue

Investigations into the dumping of a vast amount of waste under the A40 viaduct near Uxbridge during April are continuing this week.

Buckinghamshire County Council’s enforcement officers sifted the mass of household and builders material, old cars and electrical goods, and found at least 30 positive leads. Evidence will be shared with the Environment Agency, which usually leads the investigation of major fly-tipping and large scale waste crime.

Bill Chapple OBE, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, said: “It’s clear from our initial investigation that dumping on such a huge scale as this is the result of waste crime activities, rather than one off ‘fly-tipping’ as we would usually view it. Nevertheless, we have a zero-tolerance attitude to any form of waste dumping in Buckinghamshire and we’ll do everything we can to help ensure the culprits are brought to justice.”

Bill said the County Council was working closely with the Environment Agency, Highways England, several police forces and councils as the arms of the investigation to trace the criminals extend across southern England.