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.