Fly tipping banner

12 month sentence for serial Harrogate fly tipper

A Harrogate man who illegally dumped tonnes of rubbish across the district has been sentenced to a 12 month community order and told to pay more than £6,000 in costs.

For more information please read www.harrogate.gov.uk/news/article/175/12_month_sentence_for_serial_harrogate_fly_tipper


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. On prosecution an individual is liable to an unlimited fine along with up to five years imprisonment.

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