Waste enforcement

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We often get asked questions on what we can do to help keep our streets safe and clean, and what we have done.

We take waste enforcement seriously and all of the recycling, refuse and street cleaning managers and team leaders are trained to report any incidents to our enforcement officers.This means we are able to take action through education, fines and court action, helping our city stay clean. You can find out here what we can do, and what we have done so far this year.

What we can do


We prefer to educate residents and businesses on their responsibilities.


We license flyering in central Brighton and Hove and can easily monitor who is illegally flyering or breaking the rules of their licensing notice.


We can investigate fly-posting and fly-tipping for evidence and find who is responsible. We keep records of graffiti and work with the police in order to investigate. We can also issue a duty of care to businesses, requesting they produce their waste management documents to make sure they are properly disposing of their waste.


Prosecution is always a last resort.  So far this year we have had seven prosecutions.

What we cannot do

We are not able to clear fly-tipping or issues with waste on private land. This remains the responsibility of the land owner to clear.

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