Report fly-tipping (illegal dumping)

Report fly-tipping (illegal dumping)

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

Report fly-tipping 

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 fly-tipping within two working days from:

  • council owned land
  • public highways
  • public footpaths

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

If you want to discuss fly-tipping on private land, call 0117 922 2100.


People who fly-tip can get:

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

In a play area, park or open space

See parks maintenance.