We are committed to dealing with environmental crime by the use of £400 Fixed Penalty Notices for fly tipping.
City of Wolverhampton Council has launched a new campaign to encourage residents to report fly tippers to make them pay for their selfish criminal acts.
For more information please read the sections below if you would like to know what to do if you discover fly tipping or if you witness fly-tipping.
What to do when discovering fly tipping.
- Do not touch or disturb the waste and keep animals away from it where possible.
- From observation only, try to see what the waste consists of, take photographs if possible.
- Note the exact location of the waste material and its surroundings such as whether or not it is in water or close to drainage.
- Fly tips often contain evidence that can help identify the culprit and aid in their prosecution. Do not remove any evidence as it could damage any potential prosecution case taken by the council.
Where the fly tip is located will determine who is responsible for its removal.
When the investigation is completed and any evidence is safely gathered, arrangements are made for removal. If the waste is on highways land or any other land owned by the council, Environmental Services will be contacted for removal. If the waste is on privately owned land the responsibility for removal falls to the land owner/occupier.
If we have evidence of the culprit responsible for the fly tip, then the council will consider taking the matter to prosecution.