Fly Tipping

We have spent more than ten thousand hours clearing over two thousand fly tips in the last year. You can help to reduce this figure - See it, Stop it!

Fly tipping is the unauthorised deposit of waste on land, and includes anything from one black bag on the side of the road to ten tonnes of rubble dumped down a quiet lane.

We will not remove fly tips from private land, this is the landowner's responsibility.

Where we have been notified of fly tipped waste and enforcement issues have been dealt with, we aim to remove the waste within 10 working days.

If you see any fly tipping please contact us using the Fly Tipping Report Form  Please make a note of as many details as you can.

Householder's Duty of Care

You are legally responsible for disposing of your rubbish correctly. If your rubbish is illegally deposited you could be fined up to £5,000.

If someone else disposes of your rubbish for you, make sure you have their name, address, vehicle description and vehicle registration number. Any person that takes payment for removing your rubbish must be licensed. Always ask to see a copy of their licence.

If you are in any doubt as to whether someone is licensed you can check by telephoning the Environment Agency on 08708 506 506, or email