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Fly Tipping

About Fly Tipping

Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish or bulky items. It's unsightly, pollutes land and waterways and can be dangerous to the public.

Fly tipping of controlled waste e.g. household, industrial and commercial waste is a serious criminal offence that carries a fine of up to £50,000 or prison sentence of up to 5 years. We work in partnership with the Environment Agency, the Community Housing Group and West Mercia Constabulary to tackle fly tipping.

What are our responsibilities?

We are responsible for clearing flytipping and dumped waste on public land and we will investigate to see if the offender can be identified and prosecuted.

What do I do if I discover fly tipped waste or I see someone fly tipping?

  • Do not touch as fly tipped waste can be dangerous it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances.
  • Do not disturb the site as there may be evidence that could help identify the culprits and lead to their prosecution.
  • Report it to us online or contact us

How can I dispose of waste safely and legally?

If you need to dispose of household waste, it's important to know you have responsibility for making sure it's disposed of legally.

Whether you hire a company or a 'man with a van' to take away your waste, you must make sure whoever collects your rubbish has the correct Waste Carrier Licence and can supply you with a copy of a waste transfer note.

(Check the Environment Agency's online register to find out whether a business has a Waste Carrier Licence)

If your rubbish gets fly-tipped and you cannot prove you took the necessary steps before paying for its disposal, you're responsible.

We offer a bulky waste service for the collection of large domestic items such as furniture and white goods.

To dispose of commercial waste (resulting from business activities such as landscaping or garden services) you should contact a commercial waste carrier or skip hire company. (See local press or business directories for details).

Builders or landscapers may need to be registered as a waste carrier. Read the Environment Agency's Guide for Waste Carriers for more details.
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Report Fly Tipping

Please give us as much information as possible. You do not have to give us your contact details, however if you have witnessed flytipping we would like to be able to discuss the incident with you.


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