Bedford Borough Council continues MAJOR crackdown on fly-tippers in 2023.

Containers of waste oil in boxes and bags, fly-tipped outside a recycling bank

A fly-tipper has been fined this month for illegally dumping waste oil at the glass-recycling bank in Great Denham. The man responsible was identified by the Council's Environmental Crime Team and issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £400.

Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said, "I would like to thank our Environmental Crime Team who have been invaluable in helping us crack down on fly-tipping here in Bedford Borough.

“Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and we are seeking to clamp down and enforce any case we possibly can, either through the issue of a Fixed Penalty Notice or through a prosecution. Fly-tipping can ruin our countryside and our communities, we will continue to raise awareness that it is criminal and unacceptable.

“Our enforcement teams work tirelessly to find and prosecute people who are carrying out unlawful activities. If you witness an incident of fly-tipping, please report it as soon as you can to give our officers the best chance of catching the perpetrators.”

Cllr Royden added, “It’s disappointing that a minority of residents misuse our recycling banks if you have extra waste such as waste engine oil take it to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Barkers Lane, don’t leave it at our glass and clothes recycling centres.”

If you see fly-tipping on the street or someone actually fly-tipping “Report It” to

For information about the Household Waste and Recycling Centre visit