Flytipping is the illegal dumping or rubbish or bulky items on land that is not licensed to receive it. We will take action against those who choose to dump waste.
Flytipping can also be dangerous; it pollutes land and waterways and costs the tax payer significant amounts of money to clear away.
We take reports of flytipping very seriously and will aim to prosecute anyone caught flytipping waste. It is a criminal offence that carries a fine of up to £20,000 (which could rise if the case goes to the Crown Court) and a potential prison sentence.
The Council cannot act on reports of flytipping on private land - this should be reported to the landowner.
Finding fly tipped waste
If you discover fly-tipped waste, we recommend that you do not touch it as it may contain hazardous substances. It may also contain useful evidence that could help to identify and prosecute the fly tippers.
It would help if you could (from a distance) work out what the waste is, and how much there is of it. Please also make a note of the day, date and time you saw the tipping as well as its exact location.
If you see someone flytipping, make a note of the number of people involved and what they look like. It would also help to know the make, colour and registration of any vehicles involved.