Why vehicles are seized
We have the power to seize a vehicle and its 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
- driven by somebody who is not registered as a waste carrier
- used to transfer waste to somebody who is not registered as a waste carrier
Vehicle seizure notices
We have seized the following vehicles:
- Vehicle with the registration YS53 USW seized at Benton Road / Glaisdale Avenue, Middlesbrough on Tuesday 6 July 2021
- Vehicle with the registration H10 MKA seized at Eversham Road, Grangetown on Monday 11 October 2021
- Vehicle with the registration EJ02 JJL seized at Cardigan Close, Grangetown on Monday 20 December 2021
- Vehicle with the registration YT16 LXR seized at Dovedale Avenue, Grangetown on Wednesday 22 December 2021
- Vehicle with the registration MD55 CFO seized at 43 Lambton Road (rear), Middlesbrough on 3 November 2022
- Vehicle with the registration DN53 GSO seized at 43 Lambton Road (rear), Middlesbrough on 31 March 2023
- Vehicle with the registration NC02 VUU seized at Burythorpe Close, Middlesbrough on 31 October 2023
We are now trying to locate the owners 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.