Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of any waste onto land, i.e. waste that is dumped or tipped onto a site which does not have a licence to accept waste.
We need your help. You can help us put a stop to fly-tipping in Thurrock by calling 01375 652652 if you spot any fly-tipping, see rubbish being dumped or know someone who is doing it.
If you see someone fly-tipping, don't confront them, call us on 01375 652652. Alternatively, if you would like to report a fly-tipper or cases of fly-tipping anonymously please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers enables anyone with information to pass on what they know about crime and criminals, without giving away their identity.
Information gathering is vital to help us catch fly-tippers, so please try to note the following :
Offenders can and will be prosecuted. Once they're caught it could mean a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months in prison.
Did you know that the law now states that if you have any of your rubbish removed and it ends up being fly-tipped, you could be held responsible and fined. When dealing with waste removal services or tradesmen where rubbish will be generated e.g. builders, plumber, gardening contractors, always ask for a valid waste carriers licence.
Householders should follow these simple steps to help protect yourself and the environment.
Visit the Environment Agency website for further details.
Tradesman and Waste Carriers who wish to become licensed waste carriers must register with the Environment Agency. If you wish to find your nearest waste site, visit the Waste Directory website and enter your postcode.
Don't forget you can take any household rubbish to the Linford Civic Amenity site free of charge. Please note that trade waste is not accepted.