Fly tipping and pollution
Fly-tipping vehicle dismantled and crushed
A flatbed truck used to illegally fly-tip large amounts of tyres and other waste in various locations in Willenhall has been dismantled and crushed.
The vehicle was seized by Walsall Council community protection officers, assisted by the police and bailiffs.
“ I’m delighted to say that another one bites the dust.
The vast majority of us want to live in clean and safe neighbourhoods and other criminals who think it’s acceptable to indiscriminately dump waste may find their vehicle is seized and crushed too.
To residents, I’d say please be careful who you pay to take waste away. If the person or company concerned is legitimate, they won’t mind at all being asked to show you their documentation. “
Note to Editor
Walsall Council can seize a vehicle and its contents if it is used to commit a waste crime such as fly-tipping. This is set out in law:
A vehicle, trailer or mobile plant can be seized if it is:
- used in fly-tipping
- driven by somebody who is not a registered waste carrier
- used to move waste to somebody who is not a registered waste carrier
- used at a site that is breaking the rules of an environmental permit
Link to how to report fly-tipping https://myaccount.walsall.gov.uk/flytip/