Vehicles can be seized without a warrant. They can be impounded by authorised council officers for the following reasons:
- If they are suspected of carrying waste without a valid waste carrier’s certificate under section 5A of the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989
- If the vehicle has been or is about to be used in alleged offences of fly-tipping under section 34B of the Environmental Protection Act 1990
- Suspected breach of duty of care in regard to waste under section 34B of the Environmental Protection Act 1990
Any claims for a vehicle that has been seized under these regulations must be registered within 15 working days for consideration.
The documentation required for a successful claim is stated on the seizure notice. Details of the vehicles that have been seized can be viewed on this section. If no claims are registered within the 15 working days, vehicles can be disposed of.