Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish in a public space, or leaving it on land without the owner’s permission.

We’ve made it easy for you to report a fly-tip.

We aim to resolve Fly-tipping issues within two working days.

In special circumstances this may take longer to resolve, for example if it is on private land and access is required.

The council will only clear up fly-tips on public or council-owned land.

Fly-tipping on private land

Clearing fly-tipping from private land is the responsibility of the landowner.

If you need our help, we will charge you for the service.

If you are responsible for land or are a private landowner, you must ensure that your land is as secure as is practically possible.

Penalties for fly-tipping will apply if you allow someone to fly-tip on your land.

Residents are advised that giving your waste to someone else could result in a penalty/fine if that company or person doesn’t have a licence to carry waste.

A fly-tip may include:

  • Any refuse bag
  • Bulky or loose material
  • Household accessories (ie fridges, freezers, cookers, washing machines)
  • Furniture
  • Carpets
  • Building rubble
Report a fly-tip

If you have evidence that waste has been fly-tipped and are willing to support the Council in prosecuting the offenders (i.e. willing to attend Court), you can provide this information on the report form.