Fly tipping

Fly tipping is the illegal deposit of waste on land without permission. Not only is it illegal it is also harmful to the environment and costs the taxpayers thousands of pounds each year to clear up. There's lots you can do to prevent this.

  • S - Suspect all waste carriers; do not let them take your waste until they have proven themselves to be legitimate. A professional waste carrier should always answer reasonable questions. 
  • C - Check that a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency website
  • R - Refuse any unexpected offers to have your rubbish taken away. If you suspect that someone who you have spoken to will be disposing of waste illegally, report them to the Environment Agency.
  • A - Ask what will happen to your rubbish and seek evidence that it is going to be disposed of appropriately. 
  • P - Paperwork must be obtained: a proper invoice, waste transfer note or receipt, including a description of the waste being removed and the waste carrier's contact details

Email the environmental health team if you have information about fly tipping


If fly-tipped material is on council land or a public highway email

Telephone: 01932 838383


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