Flytipping

Flytipped waste is that which has been put out too early or has been dumped inappropriately.

We can remove fly-tipped waste from public land only. We cannot remove flytipped waste from private land unless it poses a health hazard. This would need agreement from the land-owner.

We aim to remove flytipped waste within the 5 day service standard, unless the waste is hazardous, when we will aim to remove the waste on the day it is reported, or the following day.

If the item is too large for us to remove, we may need to use an outside contractor. This may take longer to facilitate removal.

We will take pictures of any flytipped waste as evidence of its existence.

We can and will prosecute individuals or organisations should we discover evidence and be able to identify the source of the flytipping.

Graffiti

We can remove graffiti from public land only. We cannot remove graffiti from private land unless it is offensive. This would need agreement from the land-owner.

We can only remove graffiti where a risk assessment allows and where it is safe to do so.

We aim to remove graffiti within the 5 day service standard, unless it is offensive, when we will aim to remove the graffiti on the day it is reported, or the following day.