Report Fly Tipping
Alternatively, telephone the Customer Service Centre on 01429 523333, giving as much detail as you can, for example:
What's been dumped
Description of the offender
Make, model and registration of any vehicle involved (if known)
We aim to remove fly-tipped rubbish from public land as quickly as possible once investigations have been completed. The Council actively pursues and prosecutes fly-tippers and there have been a number of successful prosecutions against offenders.
Information for Householders
Householders are now included in the Duty of Care Legislation, which businesses have always had to comply with. Residents are expected to take 'reasonable' steps to ensure their waste goes to a registered person.
Householders should ask the following of anyone they get to remove waste (e.g. old kitchen units, furniture, black bags, garden waste, etc:
Request name/address of the person moving the waste
Make a note of the vehicle make/model/registration plate number
Ask to see their carriers registration document
Keep a record of their contact details
Prosecutions for Fly Tipping
The Council has instigated a number of successful prosecutions for fly tipping, involving individuals and companies. We continue to be very pro-active in this field and believe the publicity gained from successful court action acts as a deterrent.
This helps by tackling those individuals who illegally transport controlled wastes as such material is often found fly tipped.
Anyone prosecuted for fly tipping could receive a fine of up to £50,000 and/or 5 years imprisonment.
Businesses and householders can contact the Environment Agency on 0845 603 3113 to check if the person carrying their waste is registered.