What to do with dumped rubbish on public and private land.
Fly-tipping is illegal dumping of rubbish. This can vary in scale from bin bags, fridges and mattresses to large quantities of waste dumped from trucks and can be found anywhere, along roadsides, in lay bys or on private land.
Local authorities are responsible for dealing with most types of small scale fly-tipping on publicly owned land including roads and lay bys.
Report fly-tipping to your local authority.
If the rubbish is on your land
You will need to decide how to deal with it safely and pay for the cost of disposal.
If you give your waste to someone else, you must use a registered waste carrier, such as scrap metal merchants, house clearers and rag and bone men.
Reporting serious illegal dumping
To report bigger incidents of fly-tipping please call our 24 hour incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60. This is a free number from any landline some charges may apply if you are calling from a mobile.
We investigate the larger scale incidents of fly-tipping (generally those involving more than a lorry/tipper load of waste), incidents involving hazardous waste and organised gangs of fly-tippers with a greater potential to human health and damage to the environment.
Report any suspicious activity to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or
This will help us build a good picture of the problem and encourages further action by the government and others.