As part of the ongoing work to tackle environmental crime across Barnsley, council wardens have seized two vehicles to aid in their investigations into fly-tipping and illegal waste carrier offences.
One vehicle was seized from an address in Monkspring during an investigation into a series of fly-tipping offences in both Worsbrough and Kendray.
A second vehicle was seized in Worsbrough Common during a joint investigation between neighbourhood wardens, police and housing officers into illegal waste carrier and waste storage offences.
Officers investigated a large amount of waste that had been transferred to and stored in a residential garden to the detriment of the surrounding area.
Both vehicles will be searched as part of ongoing investigations.
Cllr Wendy Cain, Cabinet Spokesperson for Public Health and Communities, said:
“The recent vehicle seizures are one of a number of ways we are tackling environmental crime in the borough.
“It is unacceptable for individuals to blight our local area by fly-tipping and storing waste in a way that affects our neighbourhoods.
“If you choose to commit any environmental crime, we will take action and you risk losing your vehicle permanently, losing your driving license and you could face a hefty fine.”
You can take steps to help protect our borough against fly-tipping by being responsible with your waste. Only hand over your rubbish to someone with a valid waste carriers’ licence, make sure to pay by bank transfer and get a waste transfer note. You can be held responsible and face court action if you give your rubbish to someone who has no authority to carry waste.