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Fly-tipping is a serious, unsightly and illegal action undertaken by a minority of the community which can have a large impact on a local community as well as affecting our budget which must then be used for the removal of such waste.

Fly-tipping also makes streets and open spaces look neglected as well as attracting anti social behaviour such as vandalism, fly posting and litter. It also increases the fear of crime and can affect trade, tourism and inward investment to that area.


If you see anyone dumping rubbish or want to report fly-tipping let us know by completing our online form. Please give us as much information as you can about the exact location of the fly-tipping and the type of waste.

When we come across any fly-tipping or waste that has been dumped we will uplift it. However, please note, our Environmental Health team will go through the waste to identify those individuals who may have dumped it.

We are also using CCTV to identify and record these illegal activities in order to secure a successful prosecution of offenders. Any individual or business who fly tips on council or private land is committing an offence and could face a fine of up to £40,000.

Getting rid of bulky items

All our resident are entitled to one free bulky uplift per year. This can include the majority of household and garden items. Please fill out this online form:

Waste and recycling centres

As well as using the bulky uplift form there are also six waste and recycling centre that will take most household and garden waste.

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