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We are responsible for removing fly tipped items from streets and public open spaces. If fly tipping occurs on private land, it is the responsibility of the landowner to remove it.
Please note: for domestic waste problems at a residential property (e.g. a large pile of rubbish in your neighbours yard), you can report a domestic waste problem.
Fly tipping is the illegal practice of dumping unwanted items in the environment.
Fly tipping can vary in size, but normally applies to a refuse sack size amount of rubbish or more. It can include anything from a single mattress to several truckloads of demolition, construction or excavation waste.
For issues on the following types of land you will need to report the problem with the contact provided:
You can report a fly tipping problem in the following ways:
Try to make a note of the following:
Please note: larger scale incidences of fly tipping should be reported to the Environment Agency on 0800 807 060.
If someone is caught fly tipping, or if waste from their premises is found fly tipped, they can be fined up to £50,000 or face possible imprisonment.
Remember – don’t put yourself at risk!
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