Fly tipping

Fly-tipping is the dumping of rubbish illegally. If the rubbish can be removed with one person and a litter picker then this is not classed as fly tipping. Please see the litter information.

If the waste is hazardous, please call 01254 585921 to speak to us directly. 

The Council cannot remove fly tipping that has been dumped on privately maintained land, however we can investigate this to try and identify the offender.

You can report fly tipping online, however if further action is required then we may need to contact you to discuss the offence further. 

On conviction, those found guilty can face an unlimited fine, or six months imprisonment or both.

Report fly tipping

Abandoned bins

A bin that has been left and not used for a minimum of 4 weeks is deemed as abandoned. You can report an abandoned bin and request it is removed when the owner cannot be identified, for example abandoned in a back alley.

If the bin has been abandoned for less than 4 weeks, then this will not be deemed as abandoned.

Please note, bins are the property of the Council and can be removed at any time if they are not secured on your property.

Report an abandoned bin