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Fly tipping

Flytipping -problem

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and if caught you could be fined up to £50,000 or imprisonment.

It includes anything from general household waste, for example, fridges, sofas, mattresses and garden waste. As well as commercial and industrial waste, for example, soil, clinical waste, rubble and tyres.

  • Do not approach anyone fly-tipping.
  • You can visually inspect the waste but do not touch it.
  • Do not disturb the site.
  • Don’t ignore it – report it

It is important to write down any details as soon as possible, for example:

  1. Day, date, time including the time the tipping stops.
  2. Who was with you.
  3. What you saw:
    • A description of the fly-tippers;
    • what you saw the fly-tippers do;
    • description of the vehicle used;
    • especially the registration number, colour, make & model.
  4. Where were you:
    • what kind of view did you have?
    • how far away were you?
    • what was the weather like?
  5. Description of the waste tipped:
    • Quantity
    • Appearance i.e. bagged, loose, drummed.
  6. Take photographs if possible.

Visit i-Local to report fly-tipping online or call 01267 234567.

We work with partner organisations such as the police, the fire service and Natural Resources Wales to catch fly-tippers in the act. We use covert CCTV cameras to help gather capture evidence as well as a number of other tools. To find out more visit Fly-tipping Action Wales.

Keep our county clean

We all have a responsibility to make sure that waste from our homes is disposed of properly. If your waste is found dumped, you could be fined up to £5,000.

If you are giving your waste to a tradesperson, always ask where they are taking your waste and check that they are a registered waste carrier by requesting to see that person's waste carrier licence.

This includes waste from:

  • Builders, electricians, plumbers and roofers
  • House clearers, skip hire, scrap metal dealers
  • Carpenters and joiners, painters and decorators
  • Kitchen, window and carpet fitters
  • Gardeners, tree surgeons, and waste oil collectors

All waste carriers must be registered with Natural Resources Wales. If you have any doubts, call Natural Resources Wales on 03000 065 3000. You can find registered waste carriers in your area by visiting the Public Registers and searching for Waste Carriers and Dealers.

Remember you can take your household waste to your local recycling centre. We also collect large, bulky items from your home for a small fee. 

Page updated on: 31/01/2017

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