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Report a fly-tip

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish. It is a criminal act and can result in an unlimited fine and imprisonment.

How we respond to reports

We can only deal with fly-tipped rubbish that's on public land. We aim to remove it within five working days of receiving a report.

Fly tips are crime scenes. We collect evidence and use it to prosecute offenders. Sometimes, our investigation may cause a delay to collection of the fly tip. You can opt in if you're interested in receiving updates about investigations and prosecutions.

We will pass on reports of large-scale fly-tips, hazardous waste and fly-tipping by organised gangs to the Environment Agency.

    What you need to tell us

    To report a fly-tip you will need to tell us:

    • where it is
    • roughly how big it is
    • the type of rubbish it contains, if you can tell (don't touch it, as it might be hazardous)

    You can also provide photographs, if it is safe to do so.

    Make a report

    You can either:

    • sign in to your MyAccount to continue with your report
    • continue anonymously

    Any data collected as part of the application will be used in accordance with data protection law and the UK GDPR. Find out more about how we process your data.

    If you're unable to complete the online form, you can:

    Fly-tipped rubbish on private land

    Find out what to do if the problem is on privately-owned land, such as social housing land, railways or canal towpaths, or land that you own.

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