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Report fly tipping

Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. It can be dangerous and it ruins the appearance of your neighbourhood.

Fly tipping is a serious crime and anyone caught could get a fine of up to £50,000 and/or up to 12 months in prison.

If you pay someone to get rid of your rubbish, always check they have a Waste Carriers Licence. You can check if a company has a licence online.

You, as the householder, are responsible for where the rubbish is left. If it is fly tipped and items are traced back to you, you could be prosecuted. Be particularly careful with cold callers at your door or offers on social media to remove any waste for cash.

Any dumped hazardous waste such as asbestos can lead to a prison sentence of up to five years.

How to report fly tipping

If you see someone fly tipping or come across waste which has been dumped try to note as many details as possible such as:

  • type of rubbish and how much there is (Remember - don't touch it as it could be dangerous)
  • location of the rubbish - wether the dumped waste is near to any water such as a stream or river
  • description of the person(s) dropping the waste - Approx height, age range and build
  • description of the vehicle used or any nearby vehicles acting suspiciously - Registration numbers, make, model, colour and any special markings/logos

If you see someone fly tipping, it may be safest if you do not approach them.

Please do not disturb the site incase there is evidnece that could lead to catching and prosicuting those responsible.

Report fly tipping online now

If you have information about flytipping that has already been removed, please use the online form below to tell us about it.

Fly tipping is gone, but I saw who did it

Where can I get rid of rubbish?

If you are a resident or business, there is no reason why the waste you produce cannot be collected by a licensed waste carrier or taken to a licensed site.

If you are a resident you can also:

  • Take extra waste to Lower House Farm recycling centre
  • Book a bulky waste collection - we will collect 6 large items for £22.70
  • Have usable items collected for free by charities such as Second Chance
  • Dispose of old or unwanted tyres through your local tyre retailer

Businesses are responsible for ensuring the waste they produce is correctly disposed of, so they should check that the contractor they use is licensed. We offer a chargeable trade waste collection service. Or if you would rather take your business waste to a recycling centre visit the Warwickshire County Council website to find out how.

Last updated Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

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