The local Police team often receive reports or enquiries from local residents about fly tipping. Fly tipping is a crime and has a negative impact on our local community.
Here is some advice:
DO: If you witness fly-tipping in action, observe from a distance and call 999. If you come across a fly-tip, contact the local council . Alternatively call 101 and a referral will be made to the local authority.
DON’T IGNORE IT! Fly-tippers can now be fined up to £50,000 in Magistrate’s Court or unlimited fines in higher courts, as well as community punishment orders or prison sentences of up to five years.
DON’T INTERFERE: with the tip unless there is danger of evidence blowing away, in which case contain it.
RECORD AND REPORT THE FOLLOWING DETAILS OF POSSIBLE:
- The location, date and time you witnessed or came across the fly-tip.
- If the fly-tip is blocking a right of way.
- A description of the waste – highlight anything that looks like chemicals or liquid waste.
- If you saw any vehicles; what type, make, model, colour and registration were they?
- How many people were involved and a description of them.