Vehicle seizures for waste crimes

If a vehicle, trailer or mobile plant and their contents are being, has been or will be used to commit a waste crime such as fly-tipping.  We can seize a vehicle and its contents under the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 or the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

A vehicle can be seized: 

  • if it's used in fly-tipping
  • if it's driven by somebody who is not registered as a waste carrier 
  • if it's used to move waste to somebody who is not registered as a waste carrier
  • if it's being used at a site that is breaking the rules of an environmental permit

The details of any vehicles seized will be published here and also displayed in the Town Hall.  The information will be displayed on the first working day after the vehicle has been seized and will be displayed for at least 15 days after that.  

The police and the registered keeper will be notified in writing that the vehicle has been seized. 

Vehicle seizure notices