Waste Compliance Taskforce

A forum for collaborative, cross-sector working to improve awareness of and compliance with waste regulations, increase resilience to waste crime, and engage with UK environmental regulators and policy makers to support more effective ways to prevent and tackle waste crime.

WACT Strategic Objectives


Provide strategic, cross-sector input and advice to UK governments and regulators to support effective policy and regulatory developments and interventions


Initiate, support and strengthen collaborative approaches to prevention of waste crime and support compliance


Initiate, support and strengthen collaborative approaches to waste crime information/ intelligence gathering and sharing

Member Testimonials

  • Delighted


    UROC is delighted to be part of the WACT working group and contribute to tackling waste crime in order to support legitimate waste and resource operators. To be part of such a diverse group of organisations representing sectors across the industry as well as regulators from the devolved nations and those who are impacted by waste crime – really does give WACT an edge in bringing together a vast array of ideas and perspectives that work harmoniously for the same core objectives of driving compliance and stamping out illegal activity

    Jennifer Watts
  • Valuable

    Having been involved in its formation through the Life SMART Waste project, Natural Resources Wales welcomes the launch of WACT. NRW view this as a valuable forum where representatives can share the benefit of their experiences and insights to provide new perspectives and instigate collective action on the waste challenges we face in Wales and across the UK.

  • Proactive


    ESA is pleased to support the work of the Taskforce which chimes with our own work on tackling waste crime by raising awareness of and compliance with waste regulations, promoting proactive and effective enforcement and supporting policy makers to develop more effective ways to help keep the criminals out of our sector.

    Sam Corp
  • Contribution


    Tackling the growing issue of waste crime is going to require much more proactive cross-sector collaboration. For RECOUP, ensuring plastic is recycled through auditable, transparent and legal systems is key, as is the development of more robust UK reprocessing infrastructure. UK governments and the resources and waste sector are already working more closely in this area and WACT, with its wider membership, has an important contribution to make to the development of smarter and more effective frameworks to deal with waste crime.
    Stuart Foster
  • Champion


    At Dsposal we are on a mission to empower people to make better decisions with their resources and waste by increasing transparency and accountability to make a positive impact on our environment so we are keen to support the work of WACT. The breadth of membership and collaborative approach make it a valuable forum to promote compliance, champion effective regulation and ultimately keep waste out of the hands of criminals.
    Sophie Walker

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