To report fly tipping please fill out the form below.
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.
If you witness fly tipping, make a note of vital information then immediately report the incident to the council.
If you witness fly tipping, try and make a note of the following:
- the date and time
- how many people were fly tipping and their description(s)
- what they were actually doing
- any vehicles involved, try and note the make, model, colour and registration number
- where you were when you saw the fly tipping, for example in your home, walking the dog
- what did you see being tipped
- how much was tipped
Don't worry if you can't get all the information above, any details you provide in your report could still help in the prosecution of the culprits responsible.
Never put yourself at risk by confronting the offenders.
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.