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Luxembourg's Environment Agency recently reported that a cross-border control operation was carried out on the France-Luxembourg border on 19 April 2024.

The operation took place on the territory of GECT Alzette Belval, which comprises thirteen municipalities (eight in France, five in Luxembourg).

The French and Luxembourg authorities checked a total of 203 utility vehicles at four crossing points. There were 108 checks in Rumelange and Sanem in Luxembourg and 95 checks in Audun-le-Tiche in France. The authorities issued fines to seven vehicles on the Luxembourgish side of the border; the motorists were fined €250 each as they did not possess a waste transfer permit. One motorist in France received a €150 fine for the illegal transportation of waste.

The Environment Agency recalled that any transport of waste to another country (even in small quantities) must be authorised.