Fly Tipping

Fly Tipping

'Fly tipping' or 'dumping' are the common terms used to describe the illegal deposit of waste onto land.

It is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act (1990) to fly tip any material.

The Environmental Service investigates all reports of fly tipping and will remove fly tipped waste from public land.

Fly tipped waste on public land will be removed within 2 to 5 working days, depending on its size, accessibility and waste type.

By removing fly tipped waste we will not only be protecting our local environment, but we will be improving the quality of life for many residents and increasing pride in the community.

If you find some fly tipped waste, please be aware that some waste is dangerous - do not touch anything, including opening any black bags or containers.

It is important to remember that fly tippers are committing a crime and they do not want to be caught. Some fly tippers may become violent so do not approach them.

Report It!

To report a fly tip please use the online form - please include as much information as you can or alternatively, contact Customer Services on 01264 368000.

Following an investigation, the Council may be able to prosecute the person(s) who committed the fly tipping offence. If you reported the offence, we will be keen to use your evidence in court. It is important to note that even if you do not wish to be a witness, it is still important to report these crimes.

  • Offenders can be fined up to £50,000 and/or 5 years imprisonment.
  • Fines are unlimited if the case goes to the Crown Court.