Helping clear litter from our communities
Fly-tipping is the ‘illegal deposit of any waste onto land or a highway that has no licence to accept it.’ Illegal dumps of waste can vary in scale and the type of waste involved.
Tipping a mattress, electrical items or a bin bag full of rubbish in the street causes a local nuisance, and tipping household items and small-scale building or garden waste in open spaces reduces their amenity value to the community.
At the other end of the scale there is a growing trend for large-scale fly-tipping which involves several truckloads of construction and demolition waste being tipped on a range of different types of land.
For all you need to know about fly-tipping - including facts and figures, tips for campaigning in your local area and case studies from councils that are seeing success - view our Fly-tipping Knowledge Bank.