Last updated:

7th December 2023

Advice about fly-tipping

You are responsible for your waste

If you are a householder you must ensure that all your household waste is properly disposed of. This applies to all domestic properties, caravans and residential homes.


To ensure the safe removal of your waste you can:

You are responsible for your waste removal contractor

As a householder, you must take reasonable steps to check that anyone you use to remove waste from your property is authorised to do so. 

Ask any waste carrier to:

  • Provide you with their full address and telephone number
  • Show you their waste carrier licence - if they don't have one, don't use them
  • Tell you where your waste will be taken to - it must be a licensed waste disposal site

Advice for businesses

All businesses have a legal duty to dispose of their waste properly. Read our business/commercial waste page for tips on waste collection.

Dumped supermarket trolleys are the responsibility of the relevant supermarket. If you find an abandoned trolley please report this to the appropriate supermarket for collection.

Advice for landowners 

If you are responsible for land or are a private landowner, you should ensure that your land is as secure as is practically possible.  

Fly-tipping strategy

Wokingham Borough Council fly-tipping strategy 2020 (PDF document)

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