Two more vehicles used to commit environmental crimes crushed by Bradford Council

Article dated Tuesday Oct 31, 2023 at 04:25 PM

Two more vehicles that have been used to commit environmental crimes have been crushed by Bradford Council.

The first vehicle, a silver Ford Transit van, was found illegally dumping waste in Bradford and into neighbouring districts. The van was located and later seized by the council with the assistance from West Yorkshire Police.

The second vehicle, a blue Volkswagen Crafter van was involved in a series of fly-tipping crimes across Bradford. During a targeted operation conducted with the assistance of West Yorkshire Police, the council's Environmental Enforcement Team seized the vehicle.

The two vans which were seized during the summer, were deemed beyond economical repair and were subsequently crushed. Bradford Council has released a video of these latest van crushings on their YouTube channel:

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “Seizing and crushing vehicles involved in fly-tipping and dumping waste is one way of preventing it happening again. Taking this action proves that we are committed to doing as much as we can to get these rogue operators off the road.”

Householders have a legal duty of care to ensure that their waste carrier is registered, and legitimate waste carriers will be happy to produce the relevant documents.

Residents can also check the Environment Agency website to see the register of licensed waste carriers:

Anyone who sees fly-tipping taking place is asked to note down as many details as possible, including vehicle registration numbers and inform the council.

For more information, or if you witness fly-tipping taking place and have information, please visit the council’s website or telephone 01274 434366.

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