Fly-tipping and litter

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of household or trade waste on streets, wasteland or green spaces. 

The council will remove fly-tipping from public land, where it is on privtate land, land owners are responsible for clearing.  

Report fly-tipping using the form below, we need to know:  

  • where the fly-tipping is
  • what has been dumped and how much there is
  • whether you saw it happening and details of the person or vehicle if you have them  

Report fly-tipping online

Anyone found fly-tipping could face a £70,000 fine and up to six months imprisonment.

Request street cleaning 

Protect yourself

Households have a legal responsibility to make sure any rubbish is disposed of correctly. 

If you have your rubbish removed and it ends up being fly-tipped, you could be held responsible and fined.

Remember …

  • Always ask to see a waste carrier’s certificate and do not use waste contractors who won’t show you an original certificate

  • Keep a record of the waste carrier’s details in case they fly-tip your waste and it is traced back to you

  • Businesses must always get a copy of a waste transfer note from the person who takes the waste away