Fly tipping

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We want to help you keep your estate looking great, a place you want to live. Dumping rubbish (known as fly tipping) is not only illegal, but it’s also ugly and creates a negative impression of our estates.
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If fly tipping is an issue where you live you can report this to us.

We can then take action to remove it from your neighbourhood and look to pass the costs involved onto the perpetrators.

Things to remember:

  • We don’t need CCTV proof to prosecute someone who fly tips. If we have reason to believe they’re responsible, we can pass that information onto the environmental health department
  • Your service charge does NOT cover the cost of disposing of large items of rubbish. If we have to remove a lot of bulky waste, like garden rubble or sofas, we will have to increase your service charge to pay for this
  • Anyone caught illegally dumping waste faces an on-the spot penalty of up to £400
  • Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £50,000 (unlimited if the case goes to the Crown Court) or an offender can even be sent to prison.

Report it

What to do with bulky rubbish?

  • If you’re thinking of buying a large item like a fridge or a mattress, check beforehand if the company will take the old one away for a small fee
  • Your local council will also take away large items for a fee. Please go to your local council's website for more details about how you can correctly dispose of items you don't need anymore and report fly tipping to your local authority 
  • You can also donate items to Freecyle, an online forum offering a chance to give or collect used items for free from your local area. Membership is free so why not sign up today? Visit the Freecycle website here.

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