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​Fly-tipping is the illegal act of dumping items next to a road​, in fields, in rivers, or private land without permission. You could be fined up to £50,000 if you commit a fly-tipping offence.
Items might include:
  • electrical goods, 
  • furniture, 
  • building waste, 
  • chemicals, 
  • household or commercial waste. 

We adopt a zero tolerance approach to anyone caught fly tipping. Our waste enforcement team investigates all reports of fly-tipping to try and identify those responsible.
It is an offence under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window​ ​to fly-tip any material. This offence carries a maximum penalty of up to £50,000. Or for very serious offences you could receive a fine and up to five years in prison. A court may also order an offender to pay costs for all removal undertaken by the council.
If you are a private landowner and become a victim of fly-tipping, waste enforcement officers can help.
We must be given permission to search and investigate the waste on your behalf. We can also arrange removal of the waste, but this would be at a cost to you.

The team can also provide you with advice about how to take steps to avoid repeat incidents of fly-tipping.

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1 Report Fly-tipping
2 Where is the fly-tipping?
3 What items have been dumped?
4 Add a photo
5 Add details
6 Contact details
7 Review your report

Report fly-tipping

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