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Litter/Fly Tipping

It is an offence to drop litter, spray graffiti, fly post and allow dogs to foul.

PCSO Neil Williams 16301 with PublicLitter

It is an offence to drop litter but it must be witnessed by a police officer/community support officer or council warden and it is likely that if any course of action is pursued it would be a penalty notice for disorder. Find your local authority.

Fly Tipping

Fly tipping can range from a single black rubbish bag to multiple loads of construction waste being dumped which can blight areas and seriously impact the quality of life for people living near by. It can threaten people's health, cause damage to the environment and is costly to clear.

If you know someone is fly tipping you should gather as much information as possible, such as the details of the rubbish being dumped, where and when it was dumped then contact your local council which can be found here: Report Fly Tipping. If the amount being dumped is a very large quantity then you should report the matter to the Environment Agency, Tel: 0800 807060.

If there is a large amount of rubbish being dumped there and then, please contact the police with as much information as possible including descriptions of the people, vehicles involved and a registration numbers because in extreme cases the police can take action, although they may choose to work with the local authority Environmental Protection Department.

If the rubbish is on private land then it is the landowners responsibility to remove it. The council can come and remove it but there will be a charge. If the rubbish is on council land then you should contact your local authorities to come and remove the rubbish.