Report Fly-Tipping on Public Land

Use this service to report:

  • dumped items in a public place, also known as a 'fly-tip'.
  • someone for fly-tipping if you witnessed the crime or have evidence of who did it

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

It has a negative impact on our streets, costs tax payers and the council thousands of pounds each year. With your help the crime can be investigated.


How to make a report

If there is an immediate and serious threat to safety phone us on 01452 396 396

Report fly-tipping

If you witnessed the fly-tipping, give as much information as you can about: 

  1. The date and time of the fly-tipping 
  2. What you saw
  3. A description of any vehicles involved and their vehicle registration numbers 


What happens after you report someone?

We'll look at the information you give to see if the case is appropriate for investigation by our environmental crime team under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.

If the fly-tipping is on public land we aim to clear the waste within 2 working days. If the material is dangerous for example, dumped chemicals, oil drums, asbestos or animal carcasses we’ll remove it as quickly as we can.

If the waste is on private land, it is the responsibility of the landowner, you will need to ask them to remove it.

We'll only take action if we have enough evidence of the person committing the offence. Action can include fines or conviction.

People who fly-tip can get:

  • a fine of up to £50,000
  • up to five year’s imprisonment


Other ways to make a report

If you cannot make a report online, please phone us on 01452 396 396