The illegal dumping of waste can encourage rodents and pests in the local area, harm the environment and have a damaging impact on people who come into contact with it. Fly-tipped waste also rapidly attracts more fly-tipping too. As such, the waste needs to be cleared safely and professionally and the area cleaned afterwards to help ensure the area is left in a natural state.
Once the fly-tipping area is cleared, the waste is taken to a registered waste transfer agent who processes the waste material and ensures it is disposed of in accordance with all waste disposal and environmental regulations.
If you are a private landowner and become a victim of fly-tipping then it is your responsibility to safely dispose of the waste and pay any costs for doing so. Report the incident to your local authority or the Environment Agency.
Local authorities are responsible for investigating and clearing up the smaller scale fly-tipping on public land.
Fly-tipping is illegal dumping of liquid or solid waste on land or in water. The waste is usually dumped to avoid disposal costs. You need to follow different rules for litter, which is usually less than a black bag’s worth, for example food or tobacco-related litter.