The Mayoral Committee of Cape City in South Africa has called for and approved an amendment on its law on illegal dumping. Through this Integrated Waste Management By-law, vehicles used for illegal dumping will be liable for impounding if caught.
This new law, will empower the city’s law enforcement agencies to be able to seize, without a warrant, a vehicle that is suspected of or on reasonable grounds believed to be involved in illegal dumping.
The seized and impounded vehicle will only be released under the following scenarios:
- If a criminal charge is not laid or no fine is issued within 48 hours of its seizure;
- in the event that the criminal charges against the individual have been withdrawn; or
- the individual has been acquitted of the charged offence
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Source: Bizcommunity South Africa