Let's SCRAP Flytipping
Flytipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish or bulky items. It's unsightly, pollutes land and waterways and can be dangerous to the public.
Flytipping 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 flytipped waste or I see someone flytipping?
- Do not touch as flytipped 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 done so 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 disposes of it responsibly and legally.
Here are some handy hints to make sure your waste does not end up dumped by the roadside or at a local beauty spot. You may be held responsible if you don't follow some simple steps to make sure it is being disposed of properly.
S - Suspect ALL waste carriers
C - Check with the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 that they are licensed to take away your rubbish.
R - Refuse unexpected offers to have your waste taken away
A - Ask what will happen to your waste
P - Paperwork do they have the correct Waste Carrier Licence? Make sure you get a full receipt.
If your rubbish gets flytipped and you cannot prove you took the necessary steps before paying for its disposal, you're responsible.
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).
When you report an issue using our new reporting portal My Wyre Forest you can create an account which will allow you to track the progress of your report. Find out more about My Wyre Forest.