Briefing: Letter to Department for Transport Minister – sharing vehicle
information of suspected fly-tippers
In the adjournment debate on fly-tipping in rural areas on 21 November, you agreed to
follow up with the Department for Transport on the point about Driver and Vehicle
Licensing Agency (DVLA) not sharing vehicle information of suspected fly-tippers.
Sharing vehicle information to tackle fly-tipping
The number of fly-tipping and illegal dumping of waste incidents in England is increasing.
Local authorities dealt with over one million incidents last year, which represents a 7%
increase from last year and over £57 million to clear. [REDACTED]
Around 60% of all fly-tipping incidents last year were the size of a car boot or a small van
load. Local authorities and the Environment Agency have the power to search and seize
the vehicles of suspected fly-tippers.