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What is fly tipping?
Fly tipping is where people illegally dump waste onto the highways, footpath or adjacent land. The size of a fly tip can range from one bag of waste to a whole lorry load. Fly tipped waste can be either domestic or commercial.
Fly tipping is a crime.
Penalties for fly tipping
When fly tippers are prosecuted, they can face fines from courts of up to £50,000 and one year in prison, or an unlimited fine and up to 5 years in prison in the Crown Court.
Vehicles used to commit offences can also be seized and crushed.
What happens after you report fly tipping
Your report will be investigated by our Environmental Enforcement Team.
Fly tipped waste will be cleared by one of our teams if the waste has been dumped on public land, open spaces or the highway.
What happens if someone fly tips on my land?
If someone fly tips on private land, the landlord or tenant is responsible for removing the illegally dumped waste.
You are not legally allowed to keep the waste on land if you do not have an Environmental Permit to do so, so any waste that is fly tipped on your land must be removed.
If you pay someone else to remove and dispose of fly tipped waste from your land, you must make sure that they are authorised to do so, and that you are given a Controlled Waste Transfer Note. You will need this as evidence if any waste removed from your land is found fly tipped elsewhere.
You can also obtain further information at www.environment-agency.gov.uk or www.tacklingflytipping.com
If there is evidence to identify the person who fly tipped, we will take enforcement action.
Anyone who has information about fly tippers can contact the enforcement team on 01274 434366 or can email firstname.lastname@example.org