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Waste Enforcement

Abandoned vehicle being loaded on to a lorry

The council deal with a variety of environmental issues that can have a negative impact on the local environment. These would include; abandoned/nuisance vehicles, untaxed vehicles, fly-posting, graffiti, fly tipping, littering and dog fouling (where the person in charge of a dog has failed to clean up).

The Waste Enforcement Policy sets out good practice and demonstrates clarity and consistency in the delivery of those environmental enforcement duties and powers relevant to the Council’s Waste Management Functions.

In order to offer a more inclusive strategy and enforcement policy, many of the functions undertaken will be carried out in partnership with other partners such as the Police, The Environment Agency, DVLA and other local councils and agencies, where possible.

A public register of prosecutions is maintained detailing details of prosecutions and formal cautions issued in the last three years. Where serious offences arise or there is a history of non-compliance, consideration will be given to pursuing prosecution / formal caution. 

Litter makes the borough look unattractive and can cause further problems like attracting pests.

The Council is authorised to issue ‘on the spot fines’ to people who litter

Dog Fouling

It is illegal not to clean up after your dog and you can face an ‘on the spot’ fine if you allow Dog fouling.

For untaxed vehicles please contact the DVLA.

The council endeavours to inspect reported Abandoned Vehicles as soon as possible

We deal with complaints concerning Accumulations of waste within the boundary of residential premises where there is a Public Health nuisance.

You will have received a Fixed Penalty Notice because an Authorised officer of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council had reason to believe that you have committed an offence, the details of the offence are outlined in the schedule on the Fixed Penalty Notice.

Within the 14 day period set out in the Fixed Penalty Notice you must either pay it or request that the matter be heard by a court. 

How to pay your fine

Can I appeal or complain about my fine?

Flyposting is putting up unauthorised posters and stickers, usually adverts, in public places. Flyposting is unsightly and spoils the environment. Report an incident of flyposting via our online form.

Dudley Council is working with the Environment Agency to crack down on waste crime. 

Together we aim to reduce the amount of environmental damage caused by flytipping and the negative impact it gives to the borough.

Householders duty of care

The Council is authorised to undertake Duty of care inspection
to check vehicles carrying waste.

It regularly undertakes joint work with the police and other agencies to make sure that vehicles carrying waste are authorised to carry waste.

Educational and promotional events

As part of our enforcement role we do work together with schools and community groups to raise awareness of litter and the problems it causes.

We also work closely with Keep Britain Tidy through their Cleaner Greener Network this included July 2009 involvement a national campaign about litter being thrown from motor vehicles.

Visit Keep Britain Tidy for more information.


Contact Details

  • Name Waste Care, Environmental Management
  • Address Directorate of the Urban Environment, Waste Care, Lister Road Depot, Lister Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 8JW
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345