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To think the council should not have crushed this fly tippers and that cars should not be crushed as a punishment full stop

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witchofzog Sat 28-Oct-17 23:02:53

There is an article on bbc news today about a prolific fly tipper who has had his van seized and crushed.

Agreed he is a low life who totally deserves to have his van seized. But to crush it? I don't understand why vehicles such as this could not be donated to charity or something similar. This was a large transit van. I imagine a lot of charities could benefit from a free van. It just seems so wasteful

bottlesandcans Sat 28-Oct-17 23:03:47


witchofzog Sat 28-Oct-17 23:06:18

What? Why the biscuit? Do you not seriously think some charities such as St Vincent's or BHF furniture shop could not benefit from a free vehicle?

If you have nothing constructive to say for either argument then why bother?

Anecdoche Sat 28-Oct-17 23:06:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SophieT83 Sat 28-Oct-17 23:09:07

I read an article today about cars that get impounded by DVLA for non payment of tax. It said if the car isn't likely to get much at auction or isn't worth making roadworthy, any valuable parts are sold and the rest of the car is crushed. Maybe they did something similar here

CherryChasingDotMuncher Sat 28-Oct-17 23:09:44

It’s a deterrent. Fly tippers cost local authorities a fortune. They were probably making an example of him

Longdistance Sat 28-Oct-17 23:10:18

You’d have to make the owner hand over the car log book and assign it to someone else, hence, easier to crush and recycle to make money out if it.

CherryChasingDotMuncher Sat 28-Oct-17 23:10:22

True Sophie vehicles are worth more when scrapped than sold sometimes

Anecdoche Sat 28-Oct-17 23:11:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

witchofzog Sat 28-Oct-17 23:13:05

Possibly. They did say they were making an example of him. And they didn't mention parts being removed before. I still think though that if they are roadworthy but not worth selling they could donate it to something. It just seems such a waste to destroy something that could still be useful to someone.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sat 28-Oct-17 23:13:09

What would the BHF furniture shop do with it? confused It's a transit van, not a sofa.

And what they said ^^

witchofzog Sat 28-Oct-17 23:14:29

Correct . It was Rotherham. I didn't think about the log book issue though.

And I hate fly tippers with a passion too. They are scum and don't deserve to keep their vehicles

PickAChew Sat 28-Oct-17 23:15:30

I doubt that someone with no regard for where they dump their crap (someone dumped a pile of fridges outside the NRM in Shildon, last year) would be particularly careful about maintaining the value and roadworthiness of their white van.

witchofzog Sat 28-Oct-17 23:15:48

movingon. The bhf don't just sell large items. They sell smaller items such as coffee tables, book shelves etc. The van could be used to deliver these items.

Idontevencareanymore Sat 28-Oct-17 23:16:45

I'm thinking the same as pp about ownership issues. Probably a bit tricky in that situation.

I'd have thought a massive fine/prison time would be more of a deterrent.

Maelstrop Sat 28-Oct-17 23:28:29

Too tricky because he would just refuse to sign the logbook.

kinkajoukid Sat 28-Oct-17 23:30:48

Agree that it is very wasteful just for the 'show' of it.

Agree with anecdoche that they should still confiscate it but then should sell it and use it to pay towards cleaning up fly tipped rubbish. plus a massive fine.

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