Report flytipping (illegal dumping)

Report flytipping (illegal dumping)

Report rubbish that’s been dumped on the road, pavement or public land.

On roads, pavements and council owned land

Give us as much detail as possible, for example:

  • the location
  • details of what's been dumped

If you saw the rubbish being dumped, tell us:

  • what the person looked like
  • the vehicle registration, make and model and what it looked like

We aim to clear flytipping within two working days from:

  • council owned land
  • public highways
  • public footpaths

It may take longer if lifting equipment is required.

Hazardous or dangerous items will be removed as soon as possible.

Report fly-tipping 

On private land

If the fly-tip is on private land it's the duty of the land owner to clear the waste and so may take longer.

If you saw the rubbish being dumped, tell us:

  • what the person looked like
  • the vehicle registration, make and model and what it looked like

To make this report, call 0117 922 2100

In a play area, park or open space

See parks maintenance.

Fines

People who fly-tip can get:

  • a fine of up to £50,000 
  • up to five year’s imprisonment