Vehicles suspected of waste crime

Overview

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.