SCRAP Fly-tipping

Let's SCRAP fly-tipping - Advice for Households

Dispose of your items properly to avoid an unlimited fine

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.

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.

Together we can stop fly-tipping in Norfolk…a

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.

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 thEnvironment 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 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.