Visit your district or borough council’s website to find out about your local bin collections and what you can put in your bins.
If your waste is fly-tipped, by you or by someone else on your behalf, you could face a £300 fixed penalty notice or an UNLIMITED FINE and/or IMPRISONMENT.
Did you know that over 80% of items that are fly-tipped could have been taken to the Recycling Centre for free. See below for options to deal with your waste.
- Beside street bins and recycling banks
- On the floor of communal bin areas
- Outside closed recycling centres and charity shops are all fly-tipping.
What happens if you fly-tip?
Your vehicle can be seized
You can get a criminal record
You can face an unlimited fine
You can be imprisoned
How you can prevent fly-tipping
Suspect all waste carriers. Don’t let them take your rubbish until they provide proof of registration. Note their vehicle’s registration plate.
Check that a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency’s website.
Refuse any unexpected offers to have your rubbish taken away.
Ask how your rubbish will be disposed of – seek evidence of this.
Paperwork must be obtained: a proper invoice, waste transfer note or receipt, including a description of the waste being removed and the waste carrier’s contact details.
We ALL have a legal obligation, or DUTY OF CARE, to ensure our household or business waste is disposed of correctly. The best way to stop organised fly-tipping is to make sure that only authorised waste carriers take your waste away.
What else can you do with your waste?
Use your kerbside bin collection.
Use your local council’s bulky waste collection service.
Your district or borough council can collect bulky items directly from your house – visit their website for details.