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Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping can be anything from a single black bag to several truck loads of construction, demolition and excavation waste. Some illegal dumps, whilst small in size can be serious, particularly if hazardous waste is involved.

To report fly-tipping, please use our online report a fly-tip (opens new window) service or contact Customer Services. Our advisors will take details from you such as:

  • the location of the items that have been dumped
  • what the tip consists of, if known
  • any details you witnessed.

Once a report is received, an Officer will visit the site to check for evidence and that the items are safe (non hazardous) to remove. The aim to clear the site within three working days of a report.

Who is responsible for clearing fly tipping off private land?

Clearing fly tipping from private land is the responsibility of the land owner.

The council has a responsibility to clear fly tipped waste from public highways and council owned land. We cannot remove fly-tipped waste that is dumped on land that is not owned by the Council, as this is the responsibility of the landowner.