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.
Examples of commonly dumped waste include:
- large household items such as fridges, sofas or mattresses
- garden waste
- builders' rubble
- clinical waste