Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste and can vary in scale from a single bin bag of rubbish to large quantities of waste dumped from vehicles. It is often done in order to avoid paying for the legitimate disposal of waste with the cost of cleaning it up falling on taxpayers and private landowners.
Fly-tipped waste can be found anywhere, such as pavements, car parks, next to waste bins or lay-bys to private land.
Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence which carries an unlimited fine. Offenders can be sent to prison.
If the fly-tipping involves dumping waste from vehicles, the person controlling the vehicle can be prosecuted. It is possible to prosecute when only the vehicle, not the driver, is identifiable.
It is also an offence to permit fly-tipping on private land.
If you discover a fly-tip, please report this to us immediately and follow the steps below:
If you see someone fly-tipping, please report on the above form:
Fly-tipping rubbish can be easily avoided. You can dispose rubbish by: