When reporting fly tipping, please provide as many details as you can so that it can be dealt with as quickly as possible:

  • a detailed location of the fly tipping, using landmarks and road numbers
  • what has been tipped, how much and what it looks like
  • car registration, if known, or vehicle details

Fly tipping on private land 

Our Environmental Protection team deal with the investigation and enforcement of fly tipping on private land.

If the waste consists of garden cuttings or rubble, and there's no evidence of who's dumped it, we're very limited in what action can be taken. In the majority of cases, investigations will only go ahead where evidence exists which may point to who's responsible, or witnesses can provide statements that can be followed up.

We're not responsible for clearing waste from private land. If we can't find who was responsible for the tipping, removing the waste is the landowner's responsibility.

Contact Environmental Protection to report fly tipping on private land.

Report fly tipping online

Public register of waste carriers and brokers

All carriers and brokers of waste must be registered. You can check if the waste carriers you have chosen waste carriers and brokers are registered by going to the Environmental Agency's public register of waste carriers and brokers.

Page last updated 15/03/2017