Fly-tipping and littering


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.​

Report fly-tipping

If you discover fly-tipped waste, please:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Once you've reported fly-tipping, we'll visit the site and clear it away as soon as possible.

Report fly-tipping

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:

Help reduce fly-tipping

Please do not fly-tip.

If you need to throw away large items, you can:

More information about tackling fly-tipping is available from the Environmental Agency.