Fly-tipping and burning of household waste

You must not dispose of household waste in a way that could harm people’s health or cause damage to the environment. This includes burning, which is an offence liable to prosecution. Use your council’s waste collection services and follow local advice.

Fly-tipping or dumping of waste is a crime. Leaving items on the street or in parks, woodlands and fields is fly-tipping. Local councils and the Environment Agency have powers to tackle it, including fixed penalties of up to £400 or prosecution.

Leaving items outside charity shops or next to full recycling bins is fly-tipping.

Report Fly-tipping

You can report fly-tipping or illegal waste dumping to your local council on the GOV.UK website.