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Fly-tipper's vehicle seized

6 May 2022
Thurrock Council Environmental Enforcement teams have seized a pick-up truck belonging to a known fly-tipper.
The vehicle was twice spotted in March using Hobart Road in Tilbury to dump waste illegally. The owner now must provide registration and insurance details, and proof of ownership, to learn whether they can reclaim the vehicle or if it will stay in storage – at their cost – while investigations take place to bring a prosecution against them.

Fly-tippers caught and fined

12 August 2021
Fly-tippers were woken early this morning (12 August) to find their vehicles being seized and fines issued after they were caught illegally dumping waste in Thurrock.
The raids were part of an operation that used CCTV evidence to catch fly-tippers in the act and today resulted in 4 vehicles being seized and fines totalling £2,350 with costs of £1,040 being issued to 4 offenders for offences including fly-tipping, littering and public urination.

Vehicle suspected of being used to fly-tip seized and owner fined

24 June 2021
A vehicle suspected of having been used to carry out a series of fly-tips in Tilbury has been seized by Thurrock Council's Environmental Enforcement officers. The owner of the vehicle will now be issued with a £200 Fixed Penalty Notice.
Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill said: "Residents took to social media about the fly-tipping incidents at the weekend but regrettably no-one was willing to come forward to make an official statement, which means that Environmental Enforcement officers could not seek to prosecute those involved.