Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste.

Dumped materials can be anything between a single bin-bag of rubbish to large quantities of waste emptied by trucks.

Fly-tipped waste may be found anywhere. On roadsides, in lay-bys or on private land.

How do I report fly-tipping?

Report fly-tipping online

We will try to remove fly-tipping from public land within three working days of being reported. Private landowners are responsible for removing fly-tipping from their own land.

If you see someone fly-tipping do not stop them yourself. Try and take a photograph instead and note:

  • Location
  • Time and date
  • The vehicle's number plate
  • Description of the vehicle - including make, model and any noticeable features
  • Any phone numbers on the vehicle
  • The type of rubbish being dumped

Dispose of your waste correctly

Most household waste can be taken to a local household waste and recycling site free of charge. This includes bulky items such as fridges, freezers, electronic equipment and other household items.

We offer a paid bulky waste collection service for those who cannot get to a recycle site.

Any contractors you hire to remove waste from your home or property must be a registered waste carrier. Always ask for their waste carrier number.

If in doubt:

Contact the Environment Agency and ask for a waste carrier validation check:
Tel: 08708-506-506

Or go online and check the Environment Agency - Authorised Waste Carriers Register.

Important information: you may be held responsible for any rubbish found illegally dumped and traced back to you. Always keep a note of your carrier's name, telephone number and vehicle registration number.

Contact us

Online Enquiry Form

Waste Management Team
Tel: 01444-477440

Last updated: 27 February 2024