The Council has a responsibility to act on reports of fly-tipping on public land. This means the Council will remove both the waste and locate and prosecute the offenders. Where the waste is hazardous, the Council has a responsibility to ensure public safety until the waste can be safely removed.
If you discover waste after the fly-tippers have left follow these simple dos and don’ts.
Do not :
- touch the waste. Fly-tipped waste can be dangerous. It may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances.
- disturb the site there may be evidence that could identify the culprits and lead to their prosecution
Do take note of its exact location and also whether it is in or near water.
The Love Clean Streets smartphone app is the fastest way to report fly-tipping, graffiti and other issues in your neighbourhood, local park or green space.
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Alternatively, you can add a report through the Love Burnley website.
If you have evidence or witnessed a fly-tip in progress we would also like to hear from you, please complete the following online form:
We will crush the fly-tippers
Fly-tipping is often associated with dumping waste from vehicles. In this case the person controlling the use of the vehicle can also be prosecuted, which means that it is possible for a prosecution to occur when only the vehicle, not the driver is identifiable. The Police also have the powers to seize vehicles used for fly-tipping.