Thirty vehicles were stopped in Bream and Mitcheldean recently, as part of a clampdown on fly-tipping and illegal waste disposal by Forest of Dean District Council Officers and Gloucestershire Constabulary.

The council’s Environmental and Regulatory Services and Community Engagement Officers, along with the police, were aiming to identify rogue traders and provide advice and information to businesses handling waste. The Police stopped vehicles that were potentially carrying trade waste and conducted vehicle checks. Council Officers interviewed the drivers about any waste they were carrying to determine whether they were acting within the law, and, where necessary, they were registered and licensed and were carrying the appropriate documentation.

In total 30 vehicles were stopped, three warnings given and one vehicle seized. Three Fixed penalty notices will be issued that relate to not being licensed and not having waste transfer documentation.