Why vehicles are seized
We have the power to seize a vehicle, trailer or mobile plant and any contents if we believe it is being, has been, or will be, used to commit a waste crime like 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
- it is driven by somebody who is not registered as a waste carrier
- it is used to transfer waste to somebody who is not registered as a waste carrier
Vehicle seizure notices
- Vehicle seized at Benton Road / Glaisdale Avenue, Acklam - Tuesday 6 July 2021 - registration YS53 USW (PDF)
We have seized the vehicle mentioned and are now trying to locate the owner to help us with our enquiries.
Claiming a seized vehicle
We'll send information about how to claim a seized vehicle to the vehicle's registered keeper.
Collecting a seized vehicle
If a vehicle has been claimed, the owner will have 10 working days to collect it, unless we need to keep it for further investigation, or we're prosecuting the owner.
If a vehicle is claimed but not collected within 10 working days, it can be sold or destroyed.
If a vehicle is not claimed within 15 working days, it will be sold or destroyed.