The fly-tipping of controlled waste is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £50,000 (unlimited if indicted to the Crown Court) or an offender can even be sent to prison. It is important to realise that it is also an offence to permit fly-tipping.
Fly-tipping is often associated with dumping waste from vehicles. In this case the person controlling the use of the vehicle can also be prosecuted, which means that it is possible for a prosecution to occur when only the vehicle, not the driver, is identifiable. The police also have the powers to seize vehicles used for fly-tipping.
If you discover fly-tipped waste after the tippers have left, please follow these simple dos and don'ts:
If possible, please make a note of:
What you saw:
Where were you when you saw the fly-tipping:
What was tipped:
Remember - don't put yourself at risk!
Then use these contact details or the form below to report the incident.
South Derbyshire District Council
Tel: 01283 595 795
Page ref: LGSL 587