Flytipping and dumping

Fly tipping is 'the illegal dumping of waste'. You can use our eForm to report flytipping.

Tackling flytipping

Neighbourhood enforcement officers carry out business visits to ensure commercial waste is being disposed of correctly and with the Environment Agency to ensure all carriers of waste are registered.

Where possible we use surveillance equipment to monitor known problem areas.

Where appropriate we will investigate flytipping offences to take enforcement action against those responsible. A successful prosecution can result in a fine at a magistrates court of up to £50,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

We treat this problem very seriously and will usually prosecute anyone caught fly-tipping waste.

If you discover fly tipped waste, please report it to the customer centre or via the eform

Report flytipping

When reporting fly tipping, please provide as many details as possible to ensure the waste can be dealt with quickly:

  • a detailed location of the fly tipping, providing as much information as possible using landmarks
  • a description of what items have been tipped, how much and what it looks like
  • a description of person committing the fly tipping offence
  • details of any vehicles involved, including make, colour and registration number if possible

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