Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish. It is a criminal act and can result in an unlimited fine and imprisonment.
How we respond to reports
We aim to remove fly-tipped rubbish on public land within five working days of receiving a report. We pass on reports of large-scale fly-tips, hazardous waste and fly-tipping by organised gangs to the Environment Agency.
Fly-tipped rubbish on private land
If you are a landowner, you are normally responsible for removing rubbish on your land. We have legal powers to enforce this. If the fly-tip is on unadopted land or we can't find out who the landowner is, we will decide how to deal with it.
We are not able to remove rubbish that's on property that belongs to a partner agency or other public sector body.
If the fly-tip is:
What you need to tell us
To report a fly-tip you will need to tell us:
- where it is (you can pinpoint the location on a map, or describe where it is)
- roughly how much space it takes up
- the type of rubbish, if you can tell (don't touch it, as it might be hazardous)
You can also provide photographs, if it is safe to do so. Each image must not be over 5MB in size.
Make a report
You can use your online account to continue with your report. If you sign in, you’ll also be able to check the status of your transactions.
If you're unable to complete the online form, you can contact the fly-tipping team.
Our customer experience staff will take you through the process and tell you how to send your evidence.