Waste removal - how to stay legal

If you pay someone to remove rubbish from your property and it’s then fly-tipped you could be prosecuted.

UPDATE:  New powers have been introduced since 7 January 2019 where a fixed penalty notice may be issued to householders for failing in their duty of care when passing waste to a third party.

By law you must make sure they are legitimate.

Here's how to stay legal:

And remember, if their quote seems too cheap then it probably is.  Make sure you get another quote, otherwise your rubbish could
be fly-tipped and you’ll end up in trouble!

For more information about staying legal and safe when removing waste please visit our bulky waste and dangerous waste pages.

Fly-tipping, it's not just rubbish, it's criminal – Let's put a stop to it:

If you spot a fly-tip, or suspect someone is involved in fly-tipping please visit our fly-tipping advice page.

Last reviewed: 04 - 04 - 2019

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