Fly-tipping is an offence and carries large fines. We employ a litter enforcement officer whose job is to investigate cases of fly tipping and littering. The officer works closely with other councils in the area, the police and the Environment Agency.
It’s an offence to dump anything by the roadside, this often includes:
- old furniture
- garden waste
- business waste, such as old tyres or building rubble
We are determined to catch as many offenders as possible and, when we have evidence, we will prosecute. We have had a number of successful prosecutions and the offenders have received substantial fines which in one instance included a suspended jail sentence.
People who put out their household waste for collection on the street earlier than the regular collection day can be prosecuted for fly tipping. To avoid a fine, please only put your rubbish on the street on the collection day.
CCTV cameras are often used at fly tipping hotspots to help identifying those responsible. You can also help us tackle this. If you spot anyone dumping rubbish, please make a note of their vehicle details, especially the number plate, and report it to us. If you have a mobile phone with a camera, why not take a photo as evidence? You can email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can report the details online by following the link below or call 0845 330 1856 (lines open 24 hours, every day).
Date Updated: 09/10/12
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Reporting fly tipping