National Waste Crime Survey 2021

The Environment Agency is establishing a biennial National Waste Crime Survey to inform the continual development of its intelligence-led approach to stop crime impacting the waste industry, the environment and communities.

First run last year, the survey aims to collect insight from those affected by waste crime to build a robust baseline of data that will increase understanding of the impacts of waste crime; quantify the scale of each waste crime type across England and assess which interventions used by the Environment Agency and its partners are the most effective.

Get involved
With almost half of last years’ respondents saying waste crime had impacted their industry sector or their clients, there has never been a more important time to help the Environment Agency stop these criminals from being continuing to infiltrate our legitimate businesses, damage our environment and cause distress to our communities.

The Agency is looking to hear from anyone who has observed or been affected by waste crime, but in particular invites responses from the legitimate waste industry, landowners and farmers, environmental consultants, insurance companies and local authorities.

The survey is open for responses until Monday 22 March.