Fly tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste and is a criminal offence. Fly-tippers can be fined up to £50,000 in Magistrates’ Courts and face unlimited fines in higher courts, as well as community punishment orders or prison sentences of up to five years.

If you have any information concerning the identities of individuals responsible for fly tipping, please contact the Environment Agency, who are responsible for enforcing the law regarding waste disposal.

Your local district council has a responsibility to collect fly tipping from public land such as highways etc.  If you see any fly tipping which looks like it may be on public land please report it to your local district council.

Where waste is fly tipped on private land it is the responsibility of the landowner to arrange its collection and disposal.