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Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish on land that is not a proper recycling centre

Fly tipping

Rubbish dumped on public land 

The council will collect rubbish on council land such as roads, pavements, public car park, green space or council housing estates.

 Report rubbish

Natural watercourses or rivers

Rubbish in water must be reported and removed by the Environment Agency »

Grand Union Canal and towpaths

The Canal and River Trust are responsible for removal of rubbish in or around canals and on tow paths. 

Private land

Private property owners are responsible for their own land and its clearance of any fly tipping. The council will not normally remove items from private land unless in default of a legal notice and at the expense of the property owner. Wherever possible, evidence will be gathered to show who deposited the waste and formal actions through the courts will be taken.

Reporting flytipping

If you wish to report flytipping (on private land or you have seen someone dumping rubbish) and you are able to provide information that can identify the person(s) responsible.

The following information will be requested:

  • full description of the incident including the precise locations
  • any vehicle registration numbers or identifying names or phone numbers
  • the name and address of the person(s) tipping the waste, if you know it
  • full description of the waste and whether you witnessed it actually being dumped
  • whether you think it is likely to happen again
  • any police reference numbers, if you have reported the incident to the police
  • how the incident has affected you

Report flytipping

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