Vehicle seizures for waste crimes

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  2. What happens when a vehicle is seized

Vehicle seizures and waste crimes

The Council has powers to seize a vehicle, trailer or mobile plant and their contents if it's believed it is being, has been or will be used to commit a waste crime such as fly-tipping. Vehicles and their contents can be seized under the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 or the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

A vehicle can be seized:

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

When a vehicle is seized, we are required to put details of the seizure on a public notice at the Town Hall. This will be displayed on the first working day after the seizure has taken place and will be displayed for at least 15 days afterwards. We are also required to publish the details on our website or in a local newspaper. The police and the registered keeper will be notified in writing.

See list of seized vehicles

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