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Waste and recycling

Your responsibility for your household waste

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 states that every householder is responsible for disposing of their waste responsibly and lawfully.

Apart from our household waste collection teams emptying your bins, you should only allow businesses which are 'legally registered to carry waste' to dispose of your rubbish.

Crime not to care

Find out about our #CrimeNotToCare campaign and how, if your waste is dumped illegally by someone else, the law states that you could be held responsible for fly-tipping and face prosecution.

We're raising awareness on:

  • disposing of your waste responsibly
  • cracking down on fly-tippers and rogue traders

Reducing fly-tipping

We monitor known fly-tipping 'hot spots' on a weekly basis.

We place CCTV in problem areas, and anyone caught dumping rubbish can be fined up to £50,000 or face a 6 month prison sentence.

Report fly-tipping online to help us reduce this problem.

Also see

Waste, Highways and Environmental Services

Telephone: 01904 551551