Fly-tipping

Report fly tipping

Fly-tipping is illegally dumping waste anywhere other than a licensed tip.

Even small-scale fly-tipping could cost you a £400 fine.

Fly-tipping is a problem because:

  • it damages the environment
  • it discourages people from taking pride in their neighbourhood
  • it is a health hazard and attracts vermin

You should tell us if you see someone fly-tipping. It is important for you to tell us:

  • the time
  • the place
  • the vehicle registration number
  • the make and model of the vehicle, if you can't get the registration number
  • any identifying marks or writing on their vehicle
  • what the alleged fly-tippers look like
  • the type of waste

We don't clear fly-tipping from private land, private alleyways or private access roads – the owner is responsible for these.

Simply login to our My Account services, then select 'Environmental reporting', 'Add a report' and choose 'Fly tipping' from the category list. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

My Account services login

Examples of commonly dumped waste include:

  • large household items such as fridges, sofas or mattresses
  • garden waste
  • builders' rubble
  • clinical waste
  • tyres
Use your smartphone to report waste and environment problems

Download the Thurrock 'Report it' app to report using your smartphone:

You can also login using My Account to report problems online.