Fly-tipping is not only unsightly but poses a significant threat to people, wildlife, the environment and the local economy.
What are we doing to stamp out fly-tipping?
We will remove fly-tipped rubbish on land the council is responsible for within 10 working days of the offence being reported to us, however, most reports are completed within 48 hours. If the rubbish is deposited on private property it is the responsibility of the land owner to have it removed.
We will investigate instances of fly-tipping (dumping waste) within two working days of it being reported. Anyone found to have fly-tipped waste can be prosecuted. The fly-tipping of waste is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £50,000. Offenders can also be sent to prison.
What should I do if come across fly-tipped waste?
Do not handle!
Fly-tipped waste may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances.
What is Waste Duty of Care?
Whether you are a private householder or a business you have a duty in law to ensure that you only dispose of your waste via a permitted waste carrier to permitted sites such as: council wheelie bins, household recycling sites or through a trade waste service. If you don't, you may be committing an offence.
We offer a range of commercial waste services to businesses.
You can check online if a person collecting your waste has a permit from the Environment Agency