What is Fly-tipping?
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on land, often seen in lay-bys, country lanes, fields or woodland.
- Complete the online form
- Phone the Wasteline 0845 600 3 900
- Text details to Textshire: 07624 802 722
- Do try to get as much information as you can, such as vehicle details, descriptions of persons involved, location and if you can safely take a photograph please do so.
- Don’t approach anyone or put yourself in danger if you see fly-tipping – it is more important to report the incident.
- Don’t interfere with waste material, as it may be hazardous.
Why is it illegal?
Fly-tipping is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, for which offenders can be fined from £50 to £20,000 or receive 6 months imprisonment. Fines are unlimited if the case goes to the Crown Court or up to 2 years’ imprisonment (up to 5 years if hazardous waste is dumped).
- Uncontrolled waste disposal can be hazardous to the public who may come into contact with it e.g. chemical wastes, electrical items and syringes
- It can result in Environmental damage
- It looks unsightly, which can have a detrimental affect on the appeal of an area and can harm investment into the area
There is absolutely no excuse for Fly-tipping!
Arrangements exist to deal responsibly with Trade Waste and Household Waste. Householders can dispose of waste free of charge at Household Waste and Recycling Centres and Special Uplifts can be arranged for a small charge.