Flytipping and dumping

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Flytipping is 'the illegal dumping of waste'.

Use our eForm to report incidents of flytipping to be cleared up.


You can also contact us to report flytipping.

Reporting 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 flytipping, 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 flytipping offence
  • details of any vehicles involved, including make, colour and registration number if possible

Tackling flytipping

Our Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers carry out visits to businesses to ensure that they are adhering to their commercial waste disposal responsibilities.

We complete checks with the Environment Agency to confirm that 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.

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

A successful prosecution can result in a fine at a magistrates' court of up to £50,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

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