7.17.9 The Environment Agency (EA) has a very important role in dealing with fly-tipping, dealing mainly with the larger illegal dumping incidents – termed as 'Big, Bad and Nasty'. Most of these illegal dumps are bigger than a ‘tipper load’.
7.17.10 Incidents involving organised crime and drummed hazardous waste can involve multiple incidents less than a tipper load in size. The EA also submits data to the Flycapture database. a total of 1047 illegal waste dumping
incidents in 2009/10 took 165 prosecutions forward in relation to illegal waste activities, resulting in over £500,000 in fines.
7.17.11 Offenders found guilty of waste crime offences taken by the Environment Agency could receive a range of penalties, from custodial sentences, curfew orders and in some cases had their assets seized.