To report an incident of fly tipping on public land please go to Report it Please note, if waste is dumped on private land, it is the responsibility of the landowner to clear it up, not the Council.
Fly tipping is when waste is dumped at any location regardless of what it is. It is illegal to fly-tip and anyone caught doing so is liable to prosecution, with fines of up to £50,000 or five years imprisonment.
If you witness someone fly tipping
Please try to record the following details –
- registration number of the vehicle used, (plus the make and model and any other information)
- description of the person/s fly tipping
- any photographic evidence
- time, date and location where it happened
If you witness fly-tipped rubbish that you think may be hazardous (such as asbestos or chemicals), please contact the Environment Agency Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60.
Make sure your own waste doesn’t get fly tipped
If you use a contractor to take away any of your waste, it is your responsibility to make sure that they are a Registered Waste Carrier (you can check if they are registered with the Environment Agency by going to the following link: Environment Agency public register. You may be held accountable if you give your waste to a non- registered carrier and it is later fly tipped.
We use CCTV and warning signs in some hot spots to try to catch fly tippers. The warning signs ensure the public are informed that fly-tipping is a crime and that CCTV may be in use in the area.
Footage will be encrypted and only accessed by the Council for prosecution purposes, where an offence is believed to have been committed, in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). If no fly-tipping/crime has been recorded the footage will be recorded over.