Working together they stopped several vehicles last week in relation to suspected waste crime offences and two were seized.
The first vehicle was a Ford Galaxy which was seized in the Allington area of Maidstone because of a fly tipping offence that took place in the Town Centre. The second vehicle was a Toyota Celica which was seized from Yalding in relation to a fly tip that took place in the Marden area.
Maidstone Borough Council’s Waste Crime Manager, Jamie Duffy said:
“These were not your ‘typical’ fly tippers vehicles. However, it doesn’t matter what vehicle people use to fly tip we will seize it. Both vehicle owners must now pay the recovery fees and have both been issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice for the offence of fly tipping.
“The Maidstone Borough Council Waste Crime Team will continue to patrol the borough and take action against anyone committing waste crime offences.”
The team would like to remind people that it is important to ensure you dispose of your waste correctly and if you do use a Waste Removal service, please ensure you check for a Waste Carriers Licence and obtain Waste Transfer Notes (receipt) for the removal of waste.
MBC works closely with Kent Police’s Rural Task Force and other authorities across Kent and Medway. The Council’s Waste Crime Team continues to monitor the borough for any incidents of fly-tipping and other waste crime offences using CCTV and officer patrols.