Fly tipping is illegal. Individuals can now be fined on the spot - £110 just for putting their black bin bag out on the wrong day - and the maximum fine for serious fly tipping is £50,000.
Report fly tipping
If possible make a note of
- The date, time and place of occurrence.
- The vehicle type, colour and registration.
- A brief description of the person fly tipping.
Report the fly tipping incident to the council even if you were not able to take these details.
Some fly tippers may become violent. You should not approach them. Only approach the site when you are sure it is safe to do so. Some waste is hazardous. Do not touch anything.