Fly tipping is the act of illegally dumping waste. It can vary from a single bin bag to thousands of tonnes of waste. It can be dangerous, pollutes land and waterways and costs Local Authorities significant amounts of money to clear away.
If you discover fly tipping:
- Do not touch the waste, it may contain hazardous substances
- Do not disturb the site, as it may contain evidence that could help identify the offender and lead to a prosecution
If you see someone commit the act of fly tipping:
- Note the date, time and place of the occurrence
- Note what the waste looks like and how much of it there is
- Note a description of any vehicles involved, along with registration numbers
- Do not approach any fly tippers. They are doing something which is illegal, they do not want to be caught and may become violent.
If you want to get rid of bulky waste, eg, fridges, sofas, etc, you may want to consider using the Council’s waste collection service.