We can seize a vehicle if we believe it has been used, or will be used, in committing a fly-tipping offence, or for transporting waste without the appropriate registration. The police and the registered keeper will also be notified in writing.


Vehicles we have seized

We are legally required to publish a notice of seizure on our website for at least 15 days.

Seizure notices will be published here.

Description of vehicle and link to seizure noticeDate, time and place of seizurePowers under which we seized the vehicle
09-WH-895 Blue panelled van - Toyota Hiace5 September 2018, 10.27am, Cannon Hill CommonControl of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989, Section 5

Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 34B


Claim your vehicle

To claim your vehicle you must be the legal owner of the vehicle. Details of how to do so are included on the notice.

If we decide not to investigate further or prosecute, you will have 10 working days to collect your vehicle.


If we decide to investigate or prosecute

We can keep your vehicle in storage for up to 15 working days if we need to investigate an offence. We may keep it longer to continue an investigation or we decide to prosecute. 

If our investigation shows that your vehicle was used for a waste crime, we will consider prosecuting you.  

We will keep your vehicle during the court process. However if the court decides that you have committed a waste crime, they may take away your vehicle permanently.