Watch the moment a truck used for fly-tipping in Bradford is crushed
The white Ford Transit was seized earlier this year by the Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team in a joint operation with West Yorkshire Police. It had been used for fly-tipping in the Allerton and Thornton areas of the district.
Using powers which came into force in 2015, the Council can seize vehicles if there is evidence that it has been used for fly-tipping and there is a suspicion that it may be used again. The owner had over 15 days to come forward to claim the vehicle, which was unregistered. After examination, it was found be worthless and unroadworthy so was crushed and later recycled.
Enforcement officers seized another vehicle suspected of being used for fly-tipping this morning (Thursday) in Keighley in an operation with West Yorkshire Police Bradford Council said the registered keeper was traced and those under investigation have been invited to attend formal interviews over the coming weeks and enquiries are ongoing. Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “We are continuing the fight against fly tipping which blights our neighbourhoods and the investment we have made in CCTV is proving to be a valuable tool to tackle this environmental crime.
“Seizing and crushing vehicles involved in fly-tipping is one way of preventing it happening again. Taking this action proves that we are committed to doing as much as we can to get these rogue operators off the road. “Anyone using people to get rid of waste must check the carrier’s documents.
Otherwise you could end up with a fine if the waste is fly-tipped. “Householders have a legal duty of care to ensure that their waste carrier is registered and legitimate waste carriers will be happy to produce the relevant documents.” Residents can check the Environment Agency website to see the register of licensed waste carriers.
Anyone who sees fly-tipping taking place is asked to note down as many details as possible, including vehicle registration numbers and inform the Council via www.bradford.gov.uk or telephone 01274 431000.
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