Fly tipping

Fly tipping is the illegal deposit of waste on land.

Common items include

  • white goods
  • mattresses
  • construction waste
  • household waste
  • garden waste

It is a serious criminal offence. We have the power to seize vehicles, issue a fixed penalty notice of £400 or to prosecute. This could result in an unlimited fine and/or up to five years in prison.

We are not responsible for clearing waste from private land, the landowner is.

Operation launched to tackle fly tipping in rural North Yorkshire and York

A new initiative named Operation Eyeball has been formed to tackle fly tipping in rural parts of North Yorkshire and the City of York.

Please visit the North Yorkshire Police website for more information.