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Fly tipping

Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. Often, this will involve dumping large items that are dumped instead of being legally disposed of at a household waste and recycling centre or commercial site.


The difference between litter and fly tipping

Small items (example: Cigarette ends, food packets and drinks cans) that are improperly discarded will be classed as litter rather than fly tipping. As a guideline a single bag of rubbish will usually be considered fly tipping rather than litter. For more information on litter and fly tipping, please visit the  Keep Britain Tidy website.

Report rubbish tipped in a public place or roadside

All incidents of fly tipping in a public place should be reported to your local authority using the contact details provided.

Report large scale fly tipping

To report more organised large-scale fly tipping, such as lorries dumping large amounts of waste, please contact:

  • Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 available 24 hours a day
  • The Environment Agency incident hotline on 0800 807060, available 24 hours a day

What you can to do prevent fly tipping

There are a number of things you can do to prevent fly tipping, with further advice available on the National Fly Tipping Prevention Group website:

All incidents of fly tipping in a public place should be reported to your local borough or district council using the contact details provided.

Bromsgrove and Redditch District Council: and

Herefordshire Council:

Malvern Hills:

Shropshire Council:

Telford and Wrekin:

Worcester City Council:

Wychavon District Council:

Wyre Forest District Council:

Download leaflet: pdf icon Flytipping - advice sheet [180kb]