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Vehicle seizure notices

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:

  1. Vehicle with the registration YS53 USW seized at Benton Road / Glaisdale Avenue, Middlesbrough on Tuesday 6 July 2021
  2. Vehicle with the registration H10 MKA seized at Eversham Road, Grangetown on Monday 11 October 2021
  3. Vehicle with the registration EJ02 JJL seized at Cardigan Close, Grangetown on Monday 20 December 2021
  4. Vehicle with the registration YT16 LXR seized at Dovedale Avenue, Grangetown on Wednesday 22 December 2021
  5. Vehicle with the registration MD55 CFO seized at 43 Lambton Road (rear), Middlesbrough on 3 November 2022
  6. Vehicle with the registration DN53 GSO seized at 43 Lambton Road (rear), Middlesbrough on 31 March 2023
  7. 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.