Fly-tipped waste generally consists of items of rubbish such as fridges, mattresses, builders rubble and tyres dumped illegally from a vehicle instead of being disposed of properly.
Fly-tipping is expensive to remove and unsightly.
If you discover fly-tipped waste, please:
- Do not touch the waste. Fly-tipped waste can be dangerous. It may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous material. There may also be evidence that could help us identify the fly-tippers and lead to their prosecution.
- Report the site to us using the online form below. Please provide as much information as possible, such as the location, the offender's address, vehicle registration and the time of the incident. We'll treat all information confidentially.
- Once you've reported fly-tipping, we'll visit the site and clear it away as soon as possible.
What you can and cannot report
You can tell us about fly-tipping:
- On any public land, such as roads, parks and town centres.
- In rivers, streams or brooks.
You cannot tell us about fly-tipping:
- On private land. You can report fly-tipping as a crime to the police but you'll need to organise removing the waste yourself. Report a non-emergency to the police.
- In the canal. Please report this to the Canal and River Trust.
- On or near train lines. Please report this to Network Rail.
- On or near tram lines. Please contact Transport for Greater Manchester.
Help reduce fly-tipping
Please do not fly-tip.
If you need to throw away large items, you can:
- Read Recycle for Greater Manchester's SCRAP code - this may help you prevent your waste from being fly-tipped. If waste is illegally dumped and traced back to you, you could be held responsible even if you hired someone else to take it away.
- Take your unwanted goods to a tip or recycling centre.
- Ask us to collect your large household items.
- Hire a business to dispose of the rubbish but check if they're licensed to take your rubbish away before hiring them. Search for a company's waste carrier licence.
More information about tackling fly-tipping is available from the Environmental Agency.