Fly-tipping is the 'illegal deposit of any waste onto land’ and an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 and various Highways Acts. Fly-tipping fines can be up to £20,000 and, or six months imprisonment.
Only people with a waste management licence can recover, transport, deposit or dispose of waste.
You are responsible for ensuring rubbish is disposed of legally once it leaves your home. If fly-tipped rubbish is traced back to you it could result in a fine of up to £5,000. It’s your responsibility to ensure you are using a legitimate waste carrier who will dispose of the waste at an authorised site.
We will remove illegally dumped rubbish from the public highway or Council owned land as soon as possible and will work with the Environment Agency to remove larger accumulations. We are able to provide advice on fly-tipping on private land but the responsibility for its removal falls to the landowner.