Tipper truck suspectedly used for fly-tipping seized and crushed in Bromley

A tipper truck suspected of being involved in fly-tipping has been crushed by Bromley Council.  The vehicle was previously seized as part of a fly-tip investigation during the pandemic.  The owner of the vehicle did not come forward to claim the truck. 

This resulted in the vehicle being crushed.  Fly tippers are being warned by the council that if they are caught dumping rubbish they will be prosecuted.   People in Bromley are being reminded by the council of the importance of checking if tradespeople they employ have a waste carriers’ licence.   

Angela Page, executive councillor for public protection and enforcement said: “Flytipping is a serious issue which is not just unsightly but can have very stark consequences when the dumped rubbish is left in the road, on a country lane for instance, with a motorist coming across this, with little or no warning.   “We cannot always disclose the outcomes for a variety of reasons, including legal reasons, but, be assured, we do investigate all flytipping reports and no one should be in any doubt that where the evidence exists, we will prosecute and or crush the vehicle, depending on circumstances.   “Please report dumped rubbish where you come across it and come forwards as a witness if you saw the incident. 

“If you are having work done or looking to dispose of bulky items, then make sure you are using someone who is bonafide and check their details.  “You have a legal duty of care to do this, which also applies to traders as well but it is yet another way that by working together, we can and indeed are making a difference.”   A spokesperson for Bromley Council said: “A tipper truck suspected of being involved in flytipping incidents has been crushed today, with the metals being recycled. 

“The vehicle was previously seized as part of a flytip investigation, with flytippers being warned that a similar fate awaits their vehicle if they are caught and prosecution also being a probability where the evidence exists.  “In this example, the vehicle was seized some time ago, with the investigation continuing when covid restrictions were in place.    “The owner of the vehicle did not come forwards to claim their vehicle, with vehicle then being crushed. 

“Residents are being reminded of the importance to carefully check whether tradespeople they employ have a waste carriers’ licence.”  Have you got a story for us? You can contact us here.

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