Transit van towed after being caught on CCTV fly tipping in Bassetlaw

This photo shows a transit van being towed away after being caught on camera while being used to fly tip in Bassetlaw.

Friday, 14th August 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 14th August 2020, 5:17 pm

The van was seized after an environmental health officer also identified the vehicle over the illegal dumping of waste.

Bassetlaw District Council can seize a vehicle if it has been or will be used to commit a waste crime such as fly-tipping.

A vehicle can be seized:

This photo shows a transit van being towed away after being caught on camera while being used to fly tip in Bassetlaw

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

Councillor Julie Leigh, 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’s largely carried out by people who do not want to pay the price of getting rid of their waste properly and is costly to clear up and can damage our environment.

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“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.”

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