Advice for Households

Advice for Households

Are you doing the right thing with your waste? Together let’s #scrapflytipping in Norfolk.


infographic explaining flytipping is illegal dumping of wasteIf 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.

Leaving items:

  • 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?

image of a car being towed, black on a yellow background Your vehicle can be seized

criminal record graphic You can get a criminal record

fine graphic You can face an unlimited fine

prison graphic You can be imprisoned

How you can prevent fly-tipping

Image of the phrase Let's Scrap Fly-tipping (Scrap is spelt S.C.R.A.P to emphasise it's an acronym)

Image of the letter S (yellow on a black background) to emphasize the S from SCRAP  Suspect all waste carriers. Don’t let them take your rubbish until they provide proof of registration. Note their vehicle’s registration plate.

Image of the letter C (yellow on a black background) to emphasize the C from SCRAP  Check that a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency’s website.

Image of the letter R (yellow on a black background) to emphasize the R from SCRAP  Refuse any unexpected offers to have your rubbish taken away.

Image of the letter A (yellow on a black background) to emphasize the A from SCRAP  Ask how your rubbish will be disposed of – seek evidence of this.

Image of the letter P (yellow on a black background) to emphasize the P from SCRAP  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?

Image of a recycling bin (yellow on a black background)     Use your kerbside bin collection.

Image of a fridge and a washing machine (yellow on a black background)     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.

Image of a box of items to be donated to charity (yellow on a black background)     Sell or donate your unwanted items.

Use social media groups or websites like eBayGumtreeFreegle and Freecycle. Only donate items to charity shops when they’re open.