Fly-tippers targeted in Medway and Dover
Date of alert:
Friday, 12 August 2022
Suspected unlicensed scrap and waste collectors were targeted across the county by Kent Police officers working in partnership with Medway Council and Dover District Council
The three agencies joined forces on Wednesday 3 August 2022 to carry out a series of patrols and stop checks to combat the issue.
The activity led to six vehicles, which were suspected to have been involved in illegally dumping waste, being seized.
Sergeant Darren Walshaw, from Kent Police, said: ‘Although local councils are the lead agencies for this type of offending, we simply will not turn a blind eye to the detrimental impact it has on our communities.
‘We are always working in close partnership with local councils, to share intelligence and determine the most appropriate course of action. This day of action was the culmination of such work, and I am confident it has caused considerable disruption to those involved unlicensed scrap and waste collections.
‘Members of the public can expect to see similar operations in the future across the county’