Three vehicles were seized during an investigation into fly-tipping.

Council enforcement officers investigate reports of large scale fly tipping in Kenninghall Road, Edmonton last week.

As a result of checks on drivers of vehicles operating near a scrap metal site, three vehicles were identified and seized under the Vehicles Excise and Registration Act.

Two of the drivers who had their vehicles impounded were not able to provide proof of a Waste Carriers Licence or documentation that allowed them to transport, dispose, buy or sell waste.

The owners can pay for the release of their vehicles, but they must show confirmation or receipt that they have paid their vehicle tax.

The vehicles that were seized were from commercial scrap metal collectors operating under various businesses from around the local area and further afield, and not businesses operating within the Kenninghall Road area.

A team of 12 operatives from the council‘s street cleansing team removed commercial waste, white goods, general household waste in black sacks, mattresses, tyres, household furniture, rubble and renovation waste. Litter was also removed from hedgerows.

Two separate pieces of evidence were found among the rubbish collected and both parties have been issued with enforcement notices with the potential for progression to Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs).

Cllr Rick Jewell, who is responsible for environment, said: “The council has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to fly tipping and the people that illegally dump their rubbish on our streets.

“I am delighted that our visit to Kenninghall Road was fruitful and that we were able to take positive action to address the issues that were having a negative impact on our residents’ wellbeing.

“It’s important that all businesses operate within the law or face the consequences of their actions. The confiscation of vehicles in this operation sends a message to people who think they can operate without the necessary licences and vehicle tax, that we will take the strongest possible action.”

The council offers a free bulky waste collection service for all residents in the borough. To request a doorstep collection visit:

Residents can report fly tipping via the Council’s website at: