Dumped rubbish or fly tipping

How to prevent fly tipping

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  • Leave it outside of your house for scrap metal collectors - this is illegal and classed as fly tipping
  • Leave it on the street or by a litter bin - this is classed as fly tipping
  • Leave it on the floor of a bin store area (rubbish collectors don't take this away) - this is classed as fly tipping.

Everyone has a legal 'duty of care' to ensure their household or business waste is disposed of correctly. Only use registered waste carriers to dispose of waste.

You can be prosecuted even if your waste is fly tipped by someone else on your behalf.

Remember - your waste is your responsibility

For further information, please watch our video '6 things not many people know about fly tipping' or visit the let's scrap fly tipping pages.

For more information on disposing of your household waste, see our waste and recycling pages.

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