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?
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:
- 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:
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.