Litter, public land and flytipping


If you witness an incident of flytipping on public land, please let the council know as soon as possible. You can use our online form to report flytipping, if possible, you will be asked to provide details of:

  • Vehicle registration number, colour, make and model
  • Who - what they looked like
  • When the incident occurred
  • Where the incident occurred
  • What was dumped

You will be asked to provide a statement of what was seen.

We aim to remove all reported incidents of fly tipping on public land within two working days.

It is illegal to deposit waste on our streets, open spaces or any other land without the owner’s permission. This includes someone removing waste on your behalf and illegally depositing it.

It is essential to use only recognised waste carriers, as illegal activity could result in the householder being fined.

We offer various waste collection services to dispose of waste legally.

You can use our online form to report fly tipping:

Start your fly tipping report >


Offenders will be prosecuted with a potential maximum fine of £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment.

Hazardous materials

As part of our cleansing duties, we aim to remove dumped hazardous waste within one working day. This includes items such as; broken glass, hypodermic needles, blood.

In some cases, Environmental Enforcement action will also be taken wherever possible.