What is Fly Tipping? It is "the illegal deposit of any waste onto land i.e. waste dumped or tipped on a site with no licence to accept waste".
Waste includes general household waste; larger domestic items including fridges and mattresses; garden refuse; commercial waste such as builders' rubble, clinical waste and tyres. Such waste can occur in any quantities in any mixture in any location. Accordingly fly tipping incidents need to be treated on a case-by-case basis.
We are responsible for the removal of fly tipping from public land and public highways, including verges, footpaths and bridleways, but not private land.
Fly-tipping on private land
If the waste blocks the road or presents an immediate hazard to traffic report it to the County Council Highways Department.
Fly-tipping is a criminal act. People caught illegally dumping waste can be fined up to £50,000 or face five years in prison.
We will investigate all incidents of fly-tipping and prosecute offenders where sufficient evidence is available.
If you see someone fly-tipping write down as many relevant details as possible:
- A description of the people fly-tipping
- Full description of any vehicle involved, especially the registration
- What was fly-tipped
- What kind of view you had and whether anyone else was with you
- Do not approach the fly-tipper
- Do not place yourself in danger
- Report Fly-tipping on Public Land
- Telephone the Customer Services Team on 01905 722233