What are we doing about fly-tipping?
Catching people fly-tipping (dumping rubbish) is not always easy but we work closely with police, the Environment Agency and partner local authorities to share intelligence and techniques.
We're also using more sophisticated methods than ever before to get the evidence that is needed, including the use of portable CCTV cameras in fly-tipping hot spots, which had led to a number of prosecutions.
However, we really value information about fly-tipping from people living in the communities where it is happening. Anyone who has information that might help us tackle fly-tipping offences should get in touch with us so we can investigate.
What information we need
To help us investigate the complaint we need as much detail as possible, including:
- the date, time and the place where the tipping is taking place, or has occurred
- what the waste is and how much of it there is
- a description of any vehicles involved and the registration number.
We are responsible for removing fly-tipped waste from the public highway and highway verges. For information about how fly-tipped waste is dealt with see our page on street cleaning. If waste has been dumped on private land it is the responsibility of the landowner to remove it.
Getting rid of your rubbish
Did you know that you could be fined if waste you've paid someone to remove is fly-tipped. To avoid this, it is vital you use a registered waste carrier to dispose of rubbish.
Last reviewed: 24 - 03 - 2015