SCRAP fly-tipping

Let's SCRAP fly-tipping

Dispose of your items properly to avoid an unlimited fine

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

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.

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.


      Your vehicle can be seized

 You can get a criminal record        You can get a criminal record

         You can face an unlimited fine

         You can be imprisoned



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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.

Click here to report fly-tipping

Click here to check a waste carrier licence

Click here to find a waste carrier registered with Norfolk Trading Standards Trusted Trader Scheme 

A fridge and a washing machine     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.

A charity box     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.


All businesses have a legal ‘Duty of Care’ to dispose of their waste responsibly. Your business should:

  • Put waste in a container
  • Transfer waste only to an authorised (licensed) person
  • Complete a Waste Transfer Note when your waste is remove
  • Prevent or clear-up street litter caused by your business
  • If you don’t comply with the legislation you could be held responsible and have to pay a fine. Call the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 or email to find out more, or contact the commercial waste team at your local council.

If you are a waste carrier business then you must ensure you hold an up to date and correct Waste Carriers Licence. Further information can be found here.  We would like Norfolk’s Waste Carriers to complete a short survey about Fly-tipping in Norfolk. The survey should take no longer than five minutes.