What to do about dumped items

Let us know if you see dumped items left in a public place, also known as a fly-tip. We'll aim to collect it within two days of it being reported

What is a fly-tip?

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste, items or materials. It is a criminal offence and you can receive an unlimited fine or court action. 

Common examples of fly-tipping:

  • leaving household items, appliances and furniture by communal bins
  • leaving items on the pavement for others to take away or reuse
  • dumping rubbish or building materials in the countryside or green spaces such as parks

Enforcing fly-tipping offences 

If we have good evidence that someone has dumped items illegally, we will take action against them. This could mean issuing fines or taking legal action.

Contact our rubbish, recycling and street cleaning team if you have evidence that someone has dumped items illegally.

If someone or a company disposes of rubbish for you, please ensure they are registered to do so. If  you don't, you could get a fine or have a court action against you.