A transport company can earn as much as 5-6 thousand euro if it manages to get rid of waste in Poland! No wonder that there are many people eager to earn money in this way. For the illegal procedure one can get a penalty of 14 thousand zloty ( 3,5 thousand euro). So as you can easily calculate that although there is a risk , it is still worth it from the financial point of view. So one might say ( quoting after Mr. Tom Peckham) that the government is encouraging the illegal procedure by its low fines.
This year the the customs officials managed to stop about 200 trucks. However the real number of trucks that have entered Poland with waste-loads is difficult to estimate. The garbage comes mainly from West European countries. Because of the free flow of goods across the border , after the accession to the EU it the customs officials have little control over the content of trucks entering Poland.
Paradoxically also Polish people take part in this procedure. A few months ago a woman agreed on disposing 25 tons waste from Belgium on her property( for a very low price!)
It seems that illegal waste disposal is a highly profitable procedure, which leads to the conclusion that the government should impose bigger fines on waste smugglers and introduce better methods of control.