Bradford Council has recently crushed two additional vehicles that were involved in environmental offences.
The initial vehicle, a silver Ford Transit van, was discovered engaged in illegal waste disposal within Bradford and adjacent areas. The council, in collaboration with West Yorkshire Police, located and subsequently confiscated the van.
The second vehicle, a blue Volkswagen Crafter van, was implicated in a series of fly-tipping incidents across Bradford. Through a targeted operation supported by West Yorkshire Police, the council’s Environmental Enforcement Team apprehended the vehicle.
Both vans, seized during the summer, were determined to be beyond economical repair and subsequently subjected to crushing.
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 are legally obligated to ensure that their waste carrier is registered, and legitimate waste carriers should readily provide the relevant documentation.
Residents can also consult the Environment Agency website to access the register of licensed waste carriers: https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers
Anyone witnessing incidents of fly-tipping is urged to record as many details as possible, including vehicle registration numbers, and report it to the council.
For additional information or to report witnessing fly-tipping, please visit the council’s website www.bradford.gov.uk or call 01274 434366.