Fly-tipping is the deliberate dumping of rubbish in place where it shouldn’t be left. A fly-tip can be a single bag of rubbish, mattress or large amounts of builders’ rubble.
Fly-tipping is illegal and we will take action against anyone we catch dumping rubbish.
The Council will only clear up fly-tips on land that we are responsible for. We will always first try to gather evidence and catch the people responsible.
Help us catch fly-tippers
If you witness a fly-tipping incident in progress, you can help by giving us details. Please email us at email@example.com with these details:
- the name and address of the individual(s) committing the offence if you know who it is
- a description of the individual(s)
- details of any vehicles involved including make, colour and registration if possible
- any company details (i.e. name of the site of a company van or vehicle)
- the time and where you saw them committing the offence.
What happens to people caught fly-tipping
The Council takes action against people caught fly-tipping, including:
- seizing vehicles used to illegally dump rubbish or used by unregistered persons to transfer waste
- serving notices on owners or occupiers for untidy or overgrown gardens that cause nuisance
- serving statutory notices
- serving community protection notices.