How to report fly-tipping
If you witness a fly-tipping incident, please follow these guidelines:
- Do not approach the person fly-tipping or tamper with the waste. They could become aggressive and waste may be hazardous.
- Make notes of key details, date, time, location and what was dumped.
- Make notes of descriptions of the people involved in the incident.
- If a vehicle was involved, please note vehicle registration mark, make, model, and colour.
Duty of care
Every household and business has a duty to dispose of its waste correctly.
Under the household duty of care, householders must ensure that waste is properly disposed of, using a registered waste carrier. Household waste includes waste from domestic properties, caravans and residential homes.
When getting people to remove your waste you must check that they hold a waste carrier licence and ask for a receipt when your waste is collected.
Failure to comply with the duty of care can result in a fine of up to £50,000 and 12 months imprisonment. Vehicles used in the illegal dumping of waste can be seized and crushed.
To check if a waste carrier is licensed, browse the Environment Agency waste carrier register (opens in new window) or call 08708 506506. https://www.mansfield.gov.uk/flytipping