Norfolk Recycles is working with the CLA, Norfolk Constabulary Rural Crime Policing Team, the Environmental Agency, and the Broad Authority to S.C.R.A.P fly-tipping in Norfolk.

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of items. It can be as small as a single bag to an entire truckload of rubbish. If it’s your waste, it’s your responsibility to dispose of your items properly.

Together we can stop fly-tipping in Norfolk…

And remember those who are caught fly-tipping face a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £400 or face an UNLIMITED FINE.

In Norfolk, 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.

Facts about fly-tipping

  • Image displaying a no fly-tipping sign (a red prohibited circle with the words no fly-tipping against a red background)Everyone has a legal duty of care to dispose of waste correctly and is accountable even if their waste is fly-tipped by someone else. Use the links below for information on managing waste:
  • The majority of fly-tipping is carried out by rogue traders offering cheap waste clearance.
  • The act of fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by Fixed Penalty Notice, unlimited fine and/or imprisonment up to 5 years
  • Vehicles used for fly-tipping can be seized by enforcement authorities.
  • Fly-tipping has a harmful impact on the environment, wildlife and people.
  • Incidences can vary in scale from a single item to large quantities of waste and may include general waste, furniture, electrical goods, rubble, timber, mattresses, carpets and hazardous materials like asbestos or chemicals.
  • Clearing up fly-tipping is an unnecessary cost to Norfolk’s taxpayers.

Fly-tipping can be classed as leaving items:

  • Besides street bins and recycling banks
  • On the floor of communal bin areas
  • Outside closed recycling centres and charity shops
  • On roads, paths and in the countryside

It also includes making sure anyone you allow to take your waste away, is an authorised waste carrier. There are many alternative ways to responsibly dispose of your waste. Read on to find out what you can do with your waste, how to check you’re using a legal waste carrier and how to report fly-tipping