Fly tipping

Fly tipping is not only unsightly, inconsiderate, dangerous and expensive to clean up, it is also illegal. Waste can only be deposited at licensed sites and anyone fly tipping waste is not only costing us all money, as council taxpayers, but they are also committing a serious offence. Fines for fly tipping can be as much as £50,000 or six months imprisonment (or both) on conviction in court.

We will investigate and remove fly tipped waste from public land. Fly tipping can be reported to our customer services team on 01353 665555 or via our Self Service Portal:

If you see an incident of fly-tipping be discrete, but try to note the following details:

The date, time and the place where the tipping is taking place, what the waste is and how much there is of it, and a description of any vehicles involved and the registration numbers.

We advise you not to approach any one you see dumping rubbish but contact the Council with the information you have and then we will liaise with the Environment Agency to consider the most appropriate course of action.

Fly-tipping will normally be removed from town centres/shopping streets by the end of the next working day and other areas within 3 working days.

Sometimes, further investigation may be required, in which case it may take longer to remove.

No-one needs to resort to dumping in the countryside.

If you have additional household items you want to get rid of, then contact the Council on 01353 665555. The charge for this service is £25 for up to 3 items or £25 each for a fridge/freezer.

Environmental Crime

Read the Council Environmental Crime Enforcement Policy