Chelmsford City Council

Report fly tipping

Report fly tipping

We investigate reports of fly tipping, when rubbish or bulky items are dumped on public or private property without the owner’s permission.

We investigate reports of fly-tipping if the fly-tipping is located:

  • on the road
  • on the pavement
  • in an alleyway
  • in one of our parks            

To report fly-tipping, you will need:

  • your name, address and contact details
  • information about where the problem is located
  • any further information that you think is relevant
  • photos or evidence of the problem, if you have it

If you see someone fly-tipping, you should note:

  • a description of the person
  • the registration number and a description of the vehicle

How we deal with fly-tipping

Once we receive your report of fly-tipping, we will:

  • acknowledge your report within 3 days of receiving it

  • visit the location

  • investigate and gather evidence to try and find the person responsible for the fly-tipping

  • resolve the problem by clearing away the fly-tipping

If our evidence proves who is responsible for the fly-tipping, we will prosecute them. If the court finds them guilty, they could receive a fine of up to £50,000 or get 12 months in prison.

There can be frequent fly-tipping in some areas. If there is frequent fly-tipping, we will install covert CCTV to find who is responsible. We may also restrict access to the area to help prevent fly-tipping. 

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