Environmental Health Officers from Bassetlaw District Council have seized a vehicle that was used to fly tip waste in the district.
The white transit was caught on CCTV involved in a fly tip and was also seen by a Council Environmental Health Officer on duty in the area.
If a vehicle, trailer or mobile plant and their contents are being, have been or will be used to commit a waste crime such as fly-tipping, Bassetlaw District Council 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
Councillor Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council said:
“Fly tipping is a blight on our beautiful district and there is no excuse for it. It is largely carried out by people who do not want to pay the price of getting rid of their waste properly. It is costly to clear up and can damage our Environment. Vehicle seizures are one of the tools we have at our disposal and I want to see more action like this taken against individuals who commit environmental crime in Bassetlaw.”