Fly tipping is the common term used to describe waste illegally deposited on land as described under section 33 of the Environment Protection Act 1990.
Fly tipping is ‘the illegal deposit of any waste onto land, i.e. waste dumped or tipped on a site with no licence to accept waste’. Fly tipped waste generally consists of large items of rubbish such as general household waste, larger domestic items including fridges and mattresses, garden refuse, commercial builders’ rubble, clinical waste and tyres.
Anyone fly-tipping waste is committing an offence. It can be hazardous to the public and animals, it can damage watercourses and soil quality, it looks unsightly and can harm investment to an area and it usually costs taxpayers money to clean it up.
If you witness fly tipping in progress, do not put yourself in danger, please call DCC on 01304 872428 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm) or 0800 807 060 outside office hours.
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