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Fly-tipping (dumped rubbish)

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish. This includes waste such as: 

  • white goods (washing machines, fridges)
  • mattresses
  • builders’ rubble
  • garden refuse 
  • household waste 
  • carpet

Please tell us if you see someone dumping rubbish on public land or if you see dumped rubbish. 

Report fly-tipping (dumped rubbish)

Dumping rubbish is a serious offence which can lead to those responsible receiving heavy fines and a prison sentence.

Fly-tipping on private land

We can investigate fly-tipping on both public and private land but we only clear from public land.

Clearing fly-tipping from private land is the responsibility of the landowner. 

If you are a private land owner you must ensure that your land is as secure as is practically possible to prevent people dumping rubbish on it.

We provide a chargeable fly-tipping removal service for businesses as part of our cleansing services for businesses.