Facts about fly-tipping
Everyone has a legal duty of care to dispose of waste correctly and is accountable even if their waste is fly-tipped by someone else. Did you know:
- The majority of fly-tipping is carried out by rogue traders offering cheap waste clearance
- The act of fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by Fixed Penalty Notice, unlimited fine and/or imprisonment up to 5 years
- Vehicles used for fly-tipping can be seized by enforcement authorities
- Fly-tipping has a harmful impact on the environment, wildlife and people
- Incidences can vary in scale from a single item to large quantities of waste and may include general waste, furniture, electrical goods, rubble, timber, mattresses, carpets and hazardous materials like asbestos or chemicals
- Clearing up fly-tipping is an unnecessary cost to Norwich taxpayers
When you make a report
Please provide as much information as possible to help us identify the fly-tipper:
- exact location of the fly-tipping including on what type of land
- what has been dumped and how much there is
- full description of the fly-tipper eg name, address, car registration
We do not remove fly-tipping that has been dumped on private land - this is the responsibility of the land owner. However, please report it as we will need to investigate it.
Illegally dumped business waste
All incidents of illegally dumped business waste will be investigated by us.
Responsibilities of residents
Householders have a legal obligation to take all reasonable measures to ensure that waste is disposed of properly. Find out more how to dispose of your waste properly to avoid a fine.