It is illegal to dispose of rubbish on the highway, council land or private land and carries a fine of up to £20,000 (unlimited if indicted to the Crown Court) or an offender can even be sent to prison.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak the Environmental Health service has had to reduce it’s services to be able to react to the current situation. The reduction in service will mean that complaints/request for service will be triaged and only those we consider to be a public health risk will be actioned.
Let us know if you discover flytipping or witness or know of someone who is flytipping.
Alternatively, call Waste Stratey and Operations.
We have a team of enforcement officers who respond to incidents of flytipping where there is a witness or evidence of who deposited the waste.
Do's and don't's
- Visually inspect the waste. Try to make a note of what it consists of, what quantities and where it's laid, especially whether it is in or anywhere near to water (surface water or groundwater).
- Do not touch the waste. It may contain hazardous substances such as toxic chemicals, asbestos, broken glass or clinical waste (for example, contaminated syringes).
- Do not disturb the site. There may be evidence, which can lead to tracing the culprits and prosecution.
- Report it to us call the Environment Agency Wales on 0800 807060 for immediate advice on what steps to take to secure the safe removal of the waste.
- Where possible, record the date and time, where you were, who you were with, what and who you saw, what they actually did, a description of any vehicle used, a description of what was tipped, how much, and what it looked like.