Fly Tipping

Fly Tipping Infographic

Report Fly Tipping

Fly tipping is a large amount of waste that has been left on land without the owner’s permission, it may be dumped in the same area on more than one occasion.

It is your responsibility to know what happened with your waste. If you have some work done on your property or if you pay someone to take away your waste, make sure they are registered with the Environment Agency. You can check the register of waste carriers on the Enivornmental Agency website.

In addition if a person is buying or collecting scrap metal they are also required to have correct licences, please see our scrap metal dealer licensing webpage for further information.

Leaving bin bags in lay-bys or beside bins is also fly tipping. We have a local Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) within North Kesteven which is run by Lincolnshire County Council. You can also take additional recycling and bulky household items such as fridge/freezers for recycling and disposal. For more information please see our HWRC webpage.

Litter bin fly tip

If someone has offered to collect your waste and the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Please be aware, if someone takes away your waste and does not have the relevant licences, your waste may end up tipped in the countryside. This is a Duty of Care Offence, if on investigation we trace the waste back to you, you could receive a £400 Fine or Prosecution.

Please be careful in how you dispose of your waste.

If you have witnessed the incident and can provide written details of the person(s) involved, vehicle details including make, model and colour, and have photographs of the waste, then we can take action to investigate this. If you are uncertain of the person(s) involved, or there is no evidence in the waste such as grass cuttings left on the verge, then we will be unable to proceed the investigation. If you have reported fly tipped waste at a location, please can you provide us with any information as to who may own the land concerned, and a detailed description or map of the land in question. The What.Three.Words app is useful to use to give a clear location of the waste.

Prosecution where you could be fined up to £50,000 and/or receive a prison sentence. At the Crown Court the fine is an unlimited fine and up to 5 years in prison.

In addition we also have the power to seize a vehicle that has been involved in fly tipping. Don’t end up being a ‘man without a van’ make sure you dispose of the waste responsibly!

If the fly-tipping is on a public highway or public land we will investigate and arrange for the waste to be cleared. We cannot remove waste from privately owned land, as this is the landowner's responsibility.

Illegally dumping waste can be very harmful to animals and the environment, and can lead to the pollution of land and water courses. Fly-tipping can also harm human health and be detrimental to the quality of life for the people nearby. It costs the Council a lot of money to clear fly tipped waste.

Alongside other Lincolnshire Authorities, North Kesteven District Council have signed up to the Campaign designed by Hertfordshire, called S.C.R.A.P. Fly tipping.