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.
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.
If you discover waste after the fly-tippers have left follow these simple dos and don'ts. Do not touch the waste, flytipped waste can be dangerous. It may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances. Do take note of its exact location and also wether it is in or near water. Do not disturb the site there may be evidence that could identify the culprits and lead to their prosecution
If you would like to report a fly-tipping incident please complete the online
If you have evidence or witnessed a fly-tip in progress we would also like to hear from you, please complete this online form,