Fly-tipping is the illegal and unwanted disposal of controlled waste.
Anyone caught could face a fixed penatly notice of £400 or if convicted could receive an unlimited fine and/or up to 12 months jail - if the case is heard in a Magistrates Court.
If it's heard in a Crown Court, the offender faces an unlimited fine and/or up to five years in prison.
If the culprit is found, we will charge them for the cost of clearing the rubbish - and seek prosecution.
We clear an average of 700 fly tips every year, usually within a week, and we're actively checking known 'hot spots'.
How do I know if the person that I employ to take away my waste is authorised?
There are simple checks that you can make to ensure that the person that takes away your waste is authorised to do so. For example, you can get advice from the Environment Agency or call them on 03708 506 506.
What will the council do if I am caught giving my waste to an unauthorised person?
We can prosecute anyone who gives their waste to a person who does not have the necessary authority.
If you give your waste to an unregistered waste carrier and it is fly tipped or illegally dumped, you can be taken to court and prosecuted and face an unlimited fine.
Report fly tipping to us
Using these steps:
1. Note the type of rubbish (eg rubble, black bags) and how much there is, but don’t touch it, it could be dangerous
2. Note the location in as much detail as possible (eg street name, physical markers) so officers can find it
3. If you’ve seen the person who fly tipped, note down their description / vehicle registration
4. Take details of any suspicious vehicles in the area
5. Then call us on 01530 454545 or
Last updated: Tue 3 December, 2019 @ 14:00