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Alleged fly-tippers have vehicle seized

2 April 2019

Individuals who were caught allegedly fly-tipping items outside a Household Waste Recycling Centre have had their vehicle seized by Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Van allegedly connected with West Bridgford fly-tipping seized

A blue Ford Transit van was captured outside the Rugby Road facility in West Bridgford in January connected with the incident which took place when the centre was clearly not open to the public. 

An investigation by the authority’s Environmental Health team led to the confiscation of the vehicle that would have been unable to dispose of the waste given its owners were operating a commercial waste business, now also found to be unlicensed.

The van was subsequently seized in conjunction with Nottinghamshire Police, on April 1 on Tollerton Lane in Tollerton.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Neighbourhoods Dave Banks said: “Fly-tipping is a senseless and purely selfish crime that only serves to create unpleasant and unnecessary eyesores across our Borough.

“Thanks to the exceptionally hard work of our Environmental Health team, we have been able to identify the alleged vehicle involved in this recent incident of fly-tipping and ensure it cannot be involved in such acts in the future.

“We will continue to use all of our enforcement powers and seek to prosecute those who fly-tip in Rushcliffe.

“Anyone who has information on those committing any fly-tipping offence should contact us on social media, over the phone on 0115 981 99 11 or email customerservices@rushcliffe.gov.uk”