Fly-tipping

We have a Waste Enforcement Team working in the community to tackle environmental crimes, such as fly-tipping.
Or call the Environment Agency via its 24-hour hot line number: 0800 807060.
 
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste and is a prosecutable offence.
Flytipping is a criminal offence and can incur fines of up to £20,000 in Magistrates’ Courts, unlimited fines in higher courts, community service orders or even prison sentences.
The most common types of fly-tipped waste include tyres, waste from building and demolition work, household waste and garden waste. Illegal dumping of hazardous wastes such as oil, asbestos sheeting or drummed chemicals also happens.
We seek to prosecute anyone caught flytipping waste in our borough. 
 
If you discover flytipped waste, please follow these simple do's and dont's
 

DO NOT:

TOUCH THE WASTE: flytipped waste can be dangerous - it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances.

Disturb the site: there may be evidence that could help identify the culprits and lead to their prosecution.

DO:

Visually inspect the waste: try to determine what the waste consists of and how much there is.

Take note of its exact location: and also, whether it is in or near water.

REMEMBER - DO NOT PUT YOURSELF AT RISK!