Company owner fined after hiring 'rogue waste collector'

A skip hire company owner who was "duped by a rogue waste collector" has been ordered to pay a total of nearly £25,000 in fines and costs after waste was found dumped at sites around Essex.

According to the Environment Agency, Robert Walker, who owned and operated Bob's Skips in Basildon, Essex, failed to check the legitimacy of a haulier who claimed to be working for a genuine haulage company.

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