If you discover flytipped waste
The flytipping of controlled waste is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £50,000 or prison sentence. It is important to realise that it is also an offence to permit flytipping.
If you discover flytipped waste, please follow these tips:
- do not touch the waste: flytipped waste can be dangerous - it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances.
- look at the waste: try to determine what the waste consists of and how much there is.
- take note of its exact location: and also, whether it is in or near water.
- do not disturb the site: there may be evidence that could help identify the culprits and lead to their prosecution.
- if you can, take a photo, which you can upload with the online report form.
Report a problem with flytipping
If you see someone flytipping, please make a note of as much information as possible:
- the day, date and time you saw the activity taking place,
- what you saw, how many people were involved and what they looked like,
- any vehicles involved - their make, model, colour and registration number,
- what was tipped, for example household waste, garden rubbish, broken furniture,
- how much was dumped, for example black sacks, contents of a car boot, van load.
- you can upload a photo if you have one
But remember - don't put yourself at risk!
The responsibility for maintenance of private roads and private streets lies with the road owners or residents.
If you need to report an emergency situation, please call our contact centre.
If you would like to access your report case after submission you will need to sign in or sign up to an account before you start the form.