Regulating the waste industry during coronavirus pandemic

The Environment Agency is continuing to protect people and the environment during coronavirus (COVID-19). It is using technology to carry out its role as an effective regulator where face-to-face visits are restricted due to government guidelines.

Whilst regulatory visits to sites that could cause serious environmental harm are continuing in the pandemic, in certain instances the organisation has carried out virtual inspections of permitted waste sites to check they are complying with regulations.