Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. This could involve a single bin bag up to lorry loads of hazardous waste. Fly-tipping occurs everywhere including country lanes, parks, behind shops, and in lay-bys.
- Cost money to remove, often money that could be spent on other public services
- Be harmful to health
- Pollute the environment
- Lead to other crime, such as arson or more fly-tipping
- Harm wildlife
- Block roads
- Attract pests such as rats and mice
- Where there is evidence, the Council will investigate fly-tipping that occurs anywhere in the District, regardless of whether it is on public or private land.
- However, the Council will not remove fly-tipping from private land. This is the responsibility of the owner or occupier of the land.
- There are circumstances where the Council will require the owner or occupier of the land to remove the fly-tipping.
Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence. The penalties include:
- Imprisonment for up to five years
- An unlimited fine
- Seizure or forfeiture of the vehicle used to commit the offence
- Disqualification from driving
Contact Environmental Health
Telephone 01543 462621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you witness a vehicle being used to fly-tip follow these instructions.
If the offence is in progress, and it is safe to do so, call 999.
If the fly-tipping has already occurred, contact the Council via the link below, by calling 01543 462621, or emailing email@example.com. You will need to provide:
- The date and time of the offence
- The location of the offence
- The make, model, colour and registration number of the vehicle
- A description of the people involved
- A description of the waste
If you want to provide intelligence about people involved in fly-tipping, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Last Updated: 08/04/2020