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Information about illegally dumped rubbish and how to report it

We are responsible for investigating reports of fly-tipping (illegally dumped rubbish) on public land, and arranging for its removal. 

If the rubbish is dumped on private land, the landowner is responsible for removing it.

Anyone caught fly-tipping could be liable for prosecution. If found guilty, punishments could include fines of up to £50,000, or five years' imprisonment.

Reporting fly-tipping

You can report fly-tipping online.

If you find something at the scene that might show who was responsible, please do not remove it, report it. One of our Waste Officers will investigate and collect the evidence.

Read about how to dispose of your rubbish the right way on our Household Waste Duty of Care page and watch our video here

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