Fly-tipper forced to pay more than £1,200

12 May 2022
A fly-tipper had their vehicle seized and had to pay out £1,260 in fines and costs after council Environmental Enforcement Officers tracked them down using CCTV evidence.
Officers seized the vehicle from outside a home in Blackshots yesterday (Wednesday 11 May). It has been returned to the owner after they admitted fly-tipping in West Tilbury in February 2022 and paid £1,000 in fines, plus £260 in costs.

Joint operation to target fly-tippers

21 February 2022
A joint operation between Thurrock Council and Essex Police tackled potential fly-tippers transporting waste in the borough.
Over the course of 2 evenings, officers:
stopped and checked more than 30 vehicles they suspected of transporting waste to make sure they were properly licensed
issued 9 on-the-spot fines to drivers that were found to be in breach of waste carrier regulations
Police also issued a £100 fine to the owner of a vehicle that did not have an MOT.

Council Leader joins fly-tipping crackdown

24 November 2021
On Friday 19 November, the Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, joined the council's Environment Enforcement team working alongside Thurrock Essex Police team and Rural Engagement team to crackdown on fly-tipping across the borough.
The collaborative 2-day operation held on Thursday 18 November and Friday 19 November focused on fly-tipping, including unlicensed waste carriers who transport and dump waste illegally.