Download the Fly Tipping leaflet here
Fly tipping is the dumping of waste onto land illegally instead of using an authorised method such as kerbside collection or using an authorised Council refuse centre.
What to do if you witness fly tipped waste
If you witness fly tipping taking place
If you discover fly tipped waste –
What happens after you report fly tipping
Your report of fly tipped waste will be investigated by and subject to enforcement action by the councils environmental crime unit.
Fly tipped waste will be cleared within 5 working days of being reported, if the waste has been dumped on public land, open spaces or the highway.
If the fly tipped waste is on private land then the landlord or tenant is responsible for removing the illegally dumped waste. Legal obligations will apply to you in relation to the removal and disposal of fly tipped waste on your property.
If there is evidence to identify the person or people responsible for the fly tipping, the council will take enforcement action. If convicted, you may be able to recover the costs that you have incurred clearing your land.
Clearing fly tipped waste from private land
Your local council will not clear rubbish from private land. The land owner or occupier is responsible for clearing any fly tipped waste.
If you pay someone else to remove and dispose of fly tipped waste from your land, you must make sure that these persons are authorised and that you are given and keep safe a ‘controlled waste transfer note’. You will need this note as evidence should any wastes that have been removed from your land be found fly tipped elsewhere.
If anyone fails to provide you with a controlled waste transfer note, refuse to use their services and report them to the council.
Report a Fly Tipping Incident here