Last updated:

5th July 2023

Help prevent fly-tipping

Do you know who's taking your waste away?

Every householder, business and landowner is responsible for the proper removal of waste from their property. This includes waste removed by any trader or contractor on your behalf. 

If you're having work done in your home, office or garden you should budget for responsible waste disposal, and check that your contractor is a registered waste carrier and will dispose of the waste properly.

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on land not licensed to receive it. It can range from a black bag of household rubbish to multiple lorry loads of building waste. If you (or your waste carrier) are caught fly-tipping, you can be fined £300.

If you’re looking to have waste removed, a legitimate waste carrier will always:

  • Be registered with the Environment Agency
  • Have a waste carrier licence which can be verified on the Environment Agency website
  • Provide a waste transfer note for removal of any waste on request (e.g. following building or garden work)
  • Provide details of the site license where the waste is to be disposed
  • Be able to provide proof of where it was taken in the form of an official weight ticket which will identify the disposal site

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