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Waste Enforcement Officer

  • Job reference: SH SS 259
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Administration Services
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Job description: This is a great opportunity for a waste enforcement officer based in the streetscence department. Long term work for the right person.

The Purpose of your job will be:

To undertake formal and informal enforcement action against individuals or businesses breaching waste related legislation, through investigation of offences, issuing of fixed penalty notices or other appropriate action.

Main Duties and responsibilities will include:

*To implement the councils policies in respect of enforcement of waste related issues within the Preston area.
*To take appropriate enforcement action against breaches of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, The Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978, Highways Act 1980, Clean Neighbourhoods Act 2005 and other relevant legislation, within the provisions of The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (P.A.C.E)
*To carry out targeted general enforcement duties, including the issuing of Fixed Penalty Notices.
*To collect evidence to support all enforcement activities, ensuring that it is appropriately documented in accordance with P.A.C.E.
*To inspect the contents of refuse sacks to identify breaches of legislation and those customers responsible and the gathering of evidence as required. Advise, educate and inform customers of their obligations and the services available. Issue formal written warning notices for breaches and issue fixed penalty notices. Gathering all relevant evidence for use in the event of prosecution hearings.
*To provide customers with technical and professional advice and assistance regarding their obligations under EPA 1990, Section 36, in respect of waste management and commercial waste collections.
*To liaise with staff and other colleagues on all matters regarding enforcement including exchanging information of persistent offenders and regular breaches of legislation.
*Adopt a confident, assertive professional manner in dealing with customers having due regard for the Councils codes of conduct, customer care and equal opportunity policies
*To conduct him/herself at all times in a professional manner and to present an appropriate business orientated image.
*To respond to and solve general customer and staff complaints regarding waste related problems, including abandoned vehicles.
*To investigate illegal gypsy / traveller encampments, liaise directly with gypsy / traveller and carry out any enforcement activity required.

If your have the relevant experience and are looking to get the New year off to a good start please email your CV and covering letter to and call me on 01772 208967.