Fly tipping

What is fly-tipping?

Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. Dumped materials can be anything from a single bag of rubbish to large quantities of waste emptied by trucks. The waste is usually dumped to avoid disposal costs.

Fly tipping is a problem because of the potential harm it may cause to water supplies and the environment. It is also a risk to humans, wildlife and farm animals and spoils the enjoyment of our environment.

The penalty for fly tipping is a fine of up to £50,000 and/or 12 months imprisonment.

How you can help us tackle fly-tipping

There are two ways you can help us to tackle fly tipping: