Fly-tipping is illegal dumping of liquid or solid waste on land or in water. The waste is usually dumped to avoid disposal costs.
Fly-tipping of waste is a serious criminal offence. It carries penalties of:
- an unlimited fine and
- up to 5 years imprisonment.
- Touch the waste. It may contain hazardous waste (for example toxic chemicals, asbestos and broken glass).
- Disturb the site. There may be evidence, which can lead to tracing the culprits and prosecution.
- Approach anyone you can see that is fly-tipping.
Report fly-tipping by using our online form or call 01443 866533.
We have a team of enforcement officers who respond to incidents of fly-tipping. They will search for evidence, speak to witnesses and prosecute the offenders.
The Council has a zero tolerance to waste dumping.