What to do about dumped items
Let us know if you see dumped items left in a public place, also known as a fly-tip. We'll aim to collect it within 2 days of it being reported.
What is a fly-tip?
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste, items or materials. It is a criminal offence and you can receive an unlimited fine or court action.
Common examples of fly-tipping:
- leaving household items, appliances and furniture by communal bins
- leaving items on the pavement for others to take away or reuse
- dumping rubbish or building materials in the countryside or green spaces such as parks
Enforcing fly-tipping offences
If we have good evidence that someone has dumped items illegally, we will take action against them. This could mean issuing fines or taking legal action.
Email email@example.com if you have evidence that someone has dumped items illegally.
You can also call our fly-tipping hotline on 01273 295 063 to give details of a fly-tip crime. This allows our staff to respond immediately.
If someone or a company disposes of rubbish for you, please ensure they are registered to do so. If you don't, you could get a fine or have a court action against you.