Fly-tipping enforcement

You will be issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice if you are caught fly-tipping.

We use CCTV and reports from the public to help identify the perpetrators of fly-tipping incidents.

The dumping of controlled waste is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £20,000 (unlimited if indicted to the Crown Court) or an offender can even be sent to prison.

It is also an offence to permit (or allow) fly-tipping.

Fly-tipping is often associated with dumping waste from vehicles. The person in charge of the vehicle can also be prosecuted, which means it is possible for a prosecution to happen when only the vehicle, not the driver, can be identified. The police also have powers to seize vehicles used for fly-tipping.