By law, we can seize vehicles, trailers and mobile plant, along with their contents, if we think they are being used – or will be used – in waste crimes.
When we can seize a vehicle
We will seize a vehicle if we suspect it's:
- been used to illegally dump waste – for example, fly tipping – in a way that could cause pollution to the environment or harm to human health
- driven by someone not registered as a waste carrier
- been used at a site that is breaking the rules of an environmental permit
- breaking the rules of duty of care – for example, it's been used to transfer waste to someone not registered as a waste carrier
We can immediately destroy a vehicle if it will pollute the environment or be a risk to people's health – we do not need the owner's consent.
Vehicles we have seized
We will list details below of vehicles we have seized that can still be claimed.
|Vehicle description||White Nissan Tipper|
|Registration number||EF54 BCK|
|Date vehicle was seized||30 October 2017|
|Time vehicle was seized||8:27am|
|Place vehicle was seized||Vevey, Muckingford Road, Linford, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0RF|
|Legal powers used||Section 5 of the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 and Section 5 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990|
|Any claim must be made by||20 November 2017|
If information on claiming vehicles, and how we dispose of seized vehicles, go to what we do with seized vehicles.