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If you discover fly-tipping please report it as soon as possible. Reporting online is the easiest method and can be done here. The more information you can provide, the more likely it is that the fly-tippers will be caught.
Alternatively it can be reported to the relevant local authority.
Abandoned shopping trolleys should be reported to the relevant retailer/owner.
Things to consider:
The relevant local authority will aim to remove fly-tipping from public land within two working days following the report, unless specialist equipment or treatment is needed, in which case special arrangements will be made for it be removed.
They can investigate fly-tipping on public and private land (with the owner’s consent), and will consider legal action against offenders where appropriate.
Removal of fly-tipping from private land is the responsibility of the landowner.
If fly-tipping occurs on public land or property it is the responsibility of the relevant local authority to clear and dispose of the waste. Norfolk’s borough, city and district councils have a duty to clear fly-tipping from the public highway and on land they own such as footpaths, lay-bys, verges and public spaces. The County Council will then arrange for the disposal of the collected waste.
The Environment Agency (0800 80 70 60) may investigate if the incident is large-scale, serious, organised illegal dumping, or immediately threatens human health or the environment.
The removal and disposal of fly-tipped waste on private land or property is the responsibility of the land owner. Private land includes:
Fly-tipping on private land should be reported as this information might help build a case against repeat fly-tippers and lead to prosecution. Fly-tipped items found on private land can not be taken to recycling centres for disposal.
BE VERY CAREFUL – FLY-TIPPERS ARE DOING SOMETHING ILLEGAL AND ARE THEREFORE UNLIKELY TO WELCOME PEOPLE CONFRONTING THEM OR RECORDING THEIR ACTIVITY. NEVER PUT YOURSELF AT RISK!
If it is safe to do so, write down the details shown below as soon as possible and report it online. You may be asked to help make a written statement about what you saw.
If possible and safe to do so, only take a photograph of the waste – a wide shot to show the fly-tip in its original location, and a close-up of anything of interest.