Fly-tipping and the law

We will fine of prosecute people who dump rubbish in the street. It carries a maximum penalty of an unlimited fine or up to five years in prison.

It is also an offence to allow fly-tipping on your land or land that you rent.

Illegally dumping items from vehicles is also classed as fly-tipping. In this case the driver can be prosecuted. We need the vehicle details to prosecute. The police can also seize vehicles used for fly-tipping. 

We treat fly-tipping as a serious offence and will prosecute anyone caught fly tipping waste.

Find out how to pay your fixed penalty notice