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Vehicle seizures

Seizing a vehicle

We’ll seize a vehicle if we suspect it has been used to illegally deposit waste and the driver doesn’t have a:

If we seize a vehicle, you’ll receive a Vehicle Seizure Information Notice which includes:

  • the reason we seized the vehicle
  • information about claiming the vehicle back
  • the details of the vehicle

You’ll receive an invoice within 28 days of us seizing the vehicle. You can pay this invoice online.

If  you don’t claim your vehicle back within 15 working days, we’ll:

  • crush if it it’s worth less than £800
  • sell if if it’s worth £800 or more


If we seize a vehicle, we’ll charge you for:

  • storage
  • the seizure itself

The storage fee is charged daily from the date the vehicle is seized.