If you wish to report a case of fly tipping then please fill in
Fly Tipping Form and submit.
What is Fly Tipping?
Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of any type of waste on
publicly owned or private land. Some examples of the types of waste
- bags of household waste;
- grass & hedge cuttings;
- old fencing panels;
- demolition waste;
This list provides just a small selection of waste that is
regularly fly tipped in the District.
Effect & Costs
Dumped waste blights the local environment and poses a threat to
human health, wildlife and the overall environment. It costs the
Council around £100,000 a year to clear up fly tipped waste and
dispose of it – a cost passed on to local taxpayers and
No Excuses! It’s Criminal!
Fly tipping is a serious crime which carries a fine of up to
£50,000, up to five years in jail, seizure of vehicles – just a
taster of what can happen to anyone who fly tips waste.
The combination of recycling centres for householders to deposit
waste at and a bulky waste collection service offered by the
Council for a small fee means there is absolutely no excuse for
anyone to fly tip.
Householders are now required to check that anyone they allow to
remove their waste is authorised to do so. Contact the
Environment Agency on 08708 506506 and ask for a waste
carriers check – it’s that easy!
Who Deals With Fly Tipping?
The Council and the Environment Agency are empowered to
investigate and take action against fly tippers and often work in
The Council investigate mainly multiple one off incidents of fly
tipping and are responsible for clearing waste dumped on public
land. Larger scale fly tipping involving organised gangs fall to
the Environment Agency to investigate.
Please report cases of fly tipping to the Council by contacting
us on the Council Tip Off Line - 01909 534501 or by using our
online Report Fly Tipping Form.
Last Updated - 28/02/2012