Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish. Not only is it damaging to the environment and costly for us to deal with, it is also a serious criminal offence which can lead to large fines or imprisonment.
How to report
If you come across a fly-tip, do not touch or remove the waste as it could be dangerous. You should report it using the following methods:
- Let us know about a fly-tip online
- If you see a fly-tip in progress, please call the police on 999, providing the registration details of any vehicle involved
- If you have any information regarding a fly-tipping incident in the Borough and would like to speak to a member of team in confidence, telephone us on 020 8891 1411
What we can do
Fly-tips on publicly owned roads and paths will be cleared as soon as possible within five working days of receiving the report, Fly-tips on private land (which includes most shared alleyways, access roads, and garages), are the responsibility of the land owner(s) or those who benefit from a private right of way. We can investigate cases where there is evidence or a witness and we will prosecute all offenders caught
Using a clearance company
If you use a clearance company, make sure they are a Registered Waste Carrier (Environment Agency website). If they are not, and they dispose of your waste illegally, you could be held responsible, facing a fine and a criminal record.
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Updated: 23 August 2022