How to report fly-tipping

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.

Report fly-tipping

What we do about fly-tipping

The Council clears dumped rubbish, but will always first try to gather evidence and catch the people responsible.

You can help by giving us details such as:

  • the name of the individual committing the offence if you know who it is
  • a description of the individual
  • uniforms or vehicles that can identify the company that the individual works for
  • the time and location 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
  • prosecution
  • serving notices on owners or occupiers for untidy or overgrown gardens that cause nuisance
  • serving statutory notices
  • serving community protection notices.

Pay a fine

Pay a fine for an environmental crime