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Fly-tipping is a selfish crime that blights local environments and spoils people’s enjoyment of our towns and countryside.

It is a source of pollution, a potential danger to public health and a hazard to wildlife. It also undermines legitimate waste businesses who operate within the law.

By working together, we are tackling this issue. We also need help from you, the public – if you find or witness fly-tipping, wherever it is, record as many details about the incident and the waste as you can, and report it to your local authority:

This will help the authorities take action against those responsible and stop them fly-tipping in the future.

We’re working with landowners and district and unitary councils, sharing intelligence and information about this crime. Together, we run planned and targeted enforcement action days.