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.
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
- serving notices on owners or occupiers for untidy or overgrown gardens that cause nuisance
- serving statutory notices
- serving community protection notices.