Fly-Tipping

Fly-Tipping

The Council treats this problem very seriously and will prosecute anyone caught fly-tipping waste

Report It


The fly-tipping of waste is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £50,000 (unlimited if indicted to the Crown Court) or an offender can even be imprisoned for a maximum of 5 years.  It is important to realise that it is also an offence to permit fly-tipping.

The most common types of fly-tipped waste are:

  • Household waste

  • Large domestic items such as fridges and mattresses

  • Garden Waste

  • Commercial waste such as builders rubble, tyres and clinical waste

  • Hazardous wastes

Fly-tipped rubbish on private land is the responsibility of the land owner to clear.

The police also have the powers to seize vehicles used for fly-tipping.

Householders Duty of Care

If you are a householder, you are required to take reasonable steps to check that people removing waste from your premises are authorised to do so.

Reasonable steps to take:

  • Ask the waste carrier to provide you with their full address and telephone number.

  • Ask to see their waste carrier licence issued by the Environment Agency or Natural Resources Wales.

  • Contact the Environment Agency directly on 08708 506 506 and ask for a free instant Waste Carrier Validation Check, alternatively you can check online on the Environment Agency website

How to dispose of your waste

  • In you domestic wheelie bins Broxtowe Borough Council offer a bulky waste collection service which is a chargeable service  

  • Hire a skip to take large building waste

  • Take it to your local waste and recycling centre. There are 2 in Broxtowe Borough Council. 1 in Beeston and 1 in Kimberley 

You must now register to use household waste recycling centres

Nottingham County Council have introduced a scheme so you must register your vehicle(s) with them first.

If the registration number of the vehicle you use when visiting a recycling center has not been registered with them first, you may not be allowed to use the recycling center.

It’s quick, free and easy and you only need to do it once (unless you change your car or address).

you can register online with Nottinghamshire County Council or  telephone 0300 500 80 80.

What to do if you discover fly-tipped waste

If you discover fly-tipped waste after the tippers have left, please follow these simple do's and don'ts:

  • Do not touch the waste.  Fly-tipped waste can be dangerous - it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances.

  • Do visually inspect the waste.  Try to determine what the waste consists of and how much there is.

  • Do take note of its exact location, and also whether it is in or near water.

  • Do not disturb the site.  There may be evidence that could help identify the culprits and lead to their prosecution.

  • Contact us to report the waste.

What to do if you see Fly-tipping in progress

If you discover someone in the process of fly-tipping, please try to record as much information about the incident as possible, but don't put yourself in danger.  Remember that fly-tippers are acting illegally and may become violent if they realise they have been observed.

If you see someone fly-tipping, make a note of the following and report it to us above with details of: -

  • The date, time and place where it happened

  • What the waste looks like and how much there is

  • A description of any vehicles involved and the vehicle registration if possible.

  • A description of the offender if possible.

  • Contact us to report the incident.


Contact

Neighbourhood Wardens
tel: 0115 917 3142