Fly-tipping (dumped rubbish)

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish. Dumping rubbish is a serious offence which can lead to those responsible receiving heavy fines and a prison sentence.

This includes waste such as household waste including white goods (washing machines, fridges etc), builders’ rubble and garden refuse.

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

How to report fly-tipping

We can investigate reports of fly-tipping on both public and private land but we only clear from public land, it will be the responsibility of the land owner to remove rubbish dumped on private land.

Fly-tipping on private land

We will only investigate rubbish dumped on private land that is a risk to health, such as rotting food. We will not investigate rubbish dumped on private land that does not pose a risk/harm to health.

If you report non-hazardous dumped rubbish on private land, we may not investigate and you may not receive updates about your report.

Clearing fly-tipping from private land is the responsibility of the landowner - this includes private shared alleyways between properties, housing association land and private garage areas. 

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. 

Report fly-tipping on public land

Please use the online form to report fly-tipping on public land, it should take no more than 3 or 4 minutes.

We strongly recommend you use the photo upload function in the form as this will help us find the dumped items.

By submitting the form you agree that you have read and accepted how we process your personal data

Use the button to report as a guest:

Report fly-tipping (dumped rubbish) on public land

Alternatively, login to / register for a Council Services account to report fly-tipping on public land.

Caught on Camera

On our Caught on Camera webpage we are sharing CCTV images from new, portable CCTV cameras placed around fly-tipping hotspots and ask for your help in identifying people seen.