Flytipping is the removal of waste from premises with the deliberate aim of dumping it unlawfully on any land. The offence of flytipping is enforceable by both the Environment Agency and local authorities, and penalties include an unlimited fine and a prison sentence.
Everyone who produces waste has a legal duty of care to ensure it is disposed of properly. So a person or business may be guilty of an offence if their waste is found to have been dumped, even if the dumping was carried out by someone else. If you employ someone to take your waste away, always check they have a proper waste disposal permit and take their name, address and vehicle details. Failing to do so could result in you being prosecuted if your waste is flytipped.
The registered keeper of a vehicle could also be prosecuted if their vehicle is used during a flytipping offence.
To report an incident of flytipping please click here.