Fly-tipping is the dumping of rubbish on private or Council owned land without permission, or rubbish dumped on land where the owners do not have a Waste Management Licence.
We aim to remove fly-tipped items from Council owned land within five working days or one working day where the offence causes an obstruction or is considered dangerous. We treat fly-tipping very seriously and anyone caught will be prosecuted.
Please note: alleyways are not Council-owned and are the responsibility of the people whose properties have access to the alleyway.
We provide a bulky waste collection for larger and/or bulky items.
Fly-tipping is an offence. The fly-tipping of controlled waste is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £50,000 (unlimited if dealt with at Crown Court) or an offender may face a prison sentence.
It is also an offence to allow fly-tipping. Householders have a Duty of Care to take reasonable measures to make sure their waste is disposed of correctly. Failure to do so could lead to a fine of up to £5,000.
Fly-tipping often involves waste being dumped from vehicles. In this case, the person controlling the use of the vehicle can also be prosecuted. This means we can take action even if we can't identify the driver. We also have the power to seize vehicles used for fly-tipping.
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In turn, we aim to remove fly-tipped items from Council owned land within five working days or one working day where the offence causes an obstruction or is considered dangerous.
Businesses must follow their duty of care and use other authorised methods of disposal – guidance can be found at GOV.UK