Waste is "accepted" for deposit within the meaning of s.3 Control of Pollution Act 1974, and an offence potentially committed, when the vehicles carrying it are allowed onto the landfill site in question. It is not necessary that the deposit be the final resting place of the waste consignment for an offence to be committed by the licence-holder if the consignment contains unauthorised material.

CA (Crim Div) (Rose LJ, Rougier J, Gage J)

19/08/1998

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