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 environmentalenforcement@brighton-hove.gov.uk if you have evidence that someone has dumped items illegally.

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.