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Defra to get more powers to punish fly-tippers

Next year the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will be introducing new measures to impound vehicles that their owners use for fly-tipping. In an extension to the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, Defra will extend powers to local authority waste officers to stop vehicles that are suspected of fly-tipping and seize the vehicle for further inspection. A Defra spokeswoman said: At the moment local authorities are given the power to seize goods from ...