Fly-tipping and litter
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of household or trade waste on streets, wasteland or green spaces.
The council will remove fly-tipping from public land, where it is on privtate land, land owners are responsible for clearing.
Report fly-tipping using the form below, we need to know:
- where the fly-tipping is
- what has been dumped and how much there is
- whether you saw it happening and details of the person or vehicle if you have them
Anyone found fly-tipping could face a £50,000 fine and up to 12 months imprisonment.
On conviction, the fine is unlimited in the Crown Court and the maximum term of imprisonment is five years.
Households have a legal responsibility to make sure any rubbish is disposed of correctly.
If you have your rubbish removed and it ends up being fly-tipped, you could be held responsible and fined.
Always ask to see a waste carrier’s certificate and do not use waste contractors who won’t show you an original certificate
Keep a record of the waste carrier’s details in case they fly-tip your waste and it is traced back to you
Businesses must always get a copy of a waste transfer note from the person who takes the waste away