Flytipping is the dumping of rubbish on private or Council owned land without permission, or rubbish dumped on land where the owners do not have a Waste Management Licence.
We aim to remove flytipped items from Council owned land within five working days or one working day where the offence causes an obstruction or is considered dangerous. We treat flytipping very seriously and anyone caught will be prosecuted.
Please note: alleyways are not Council-owned and are the responsibility of the people whose properties have access to the alleyway.
We provide a bulky waste collection for larger and/or bulky items.
You can report flytipping online.
Flytipping is an offence. The flytipping of controlled waste is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £50,000 (unlimited if dealt with at Crown Court) or an offender may face a prison sentence.
It is also an offence to allow flytipping. Householders have a Duty of Care to take reasonable measures to make sure their waste is disposed of correctly. Failure to do so could lead to a fine of up to £5,000.
Flytipping often involves waste being dumped from vehicles. In this case the person controlling the use of the vehicle can also be prosecuted. This means we can take action even if we can't identify the driver. We also have the power to seize vehicles used for flytipping.
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In turn we aim to remove flytipped items from Council owned land within five working days or one working day where the offence causes an obstruction or is considered dangerous.