Fly tipping

Please read the following information before reporting a problem.

Fly-tipping, is the illegal dumping of rubbish or waste on land not licensed to receive it and is considered a serious crime.

Dumping rubbish is illegal and dangerous and can be detrimental to the appearance of your neighbourhood.

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act deals with many of the problems affecting the quality of our local environment and includes sections on nuisance and abandoned vehicles, litter, graffiti, waste, noise and dogs. 

How do I report fly-tipping?

We now have a simple form to report fly-tipping.If you see items that have been fly-tipped, report it to us and we'll investigate further.

Please note:

If you see someone fly-tipping or would like to report an area where fly-tipping has taken place, take note of the following:

  • the date, time and location
  • what the waste looks like and how much of it there is
  • a description of any vehicles involved, along with the vehicle's registration number.

How should I legally dispose of bulky household waste?

Private waste collections

If you are considering arranging a private waste collection please ensure the contractor is a registered waste carrier with the Environment Agency (EA). The contractor must by law provide you with waste transfer note that specifies what waste is being taken away, how and where your waste will be transported to. If you use a unregistered waste carrier and the waste is then fly-tipped on land that does not have an environmental permit, you shall receive a fine or be prosecuted. To comply with your Householder Duty of Care you can check whether those removing waste on your behalf are registered on the Environment Agency website 

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