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:
- check they are a registered waste carrier – visit or call 03708 506 506
- get a written receipt/transfer note showing their contact details (Name,Address and Telephone Number), a description of your waste, and details of where they are taking it
- note down the make, colour and registration number of the vehicle that’s taking your waste away
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!
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