Dumping waste where it is not allowed, or allowing others to do so, is a criminal offence. You could face very large fines and even be sent to prison.
What is fly-tipping?
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on land that does not have a licence to receive it.
Waste might include:
- electrical goods
- building waste
Fly-tipping can be dangerous, pollute land and waterways and costs the tax payer significant amounts of money to clear away.
What is Dudley Council Doing?
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 fly tipping and the negative impact fly tipping gives to residents and visitors to the Borough. The cost of fly tipping across the Midlands costs over £6 million to tax payers every year to clean up.
The Council has had over 22 successful prosecutions for fly tipping offences and issued over 75 on the spot fines. The authority has received an effective score for dealing with fly tipping as part of a national performance indicator set by the government.
What to do about fly-tipped waste
If you discover fly-tipped waste:
- don't touch the waste - it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances
- don't disturb the site - there may be evidence that could help identify the fly-tippers and lead to their prosecution
- visually try to work out what the waste consists of and how much there is
- make a note of the day, date and time you saw the tipping, its exact location and whether it is in or near water
Commercial Waste Duty of Care
All business in the UK regardless of their size must comply with the Section 34 the Duty Of Care provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Report flytipping to us
Report an incident of flytipping via our online form, or contact us using the details below.
Recycling and getting rid of your waste legally
Take it to a licensed waste disposal site. Dudley Council has a Civic Amenity Site situated off Birmingham Street (A458) at Stourbridge.
Use a registered waste carrier, for example a skip hire company, to remove your household waste, garden waste, construction waste. You can check with the Environment Agency to find your nearest licensed site and waste disposal contractor.
Contact the Environment Agency on 08708 506 506 or for more information on how to dispose of certain wastes you can also visit NetRegs website.
As a householder you have a Duty of Care to make sure your waste is disposed of correctly. You must pass your waste to a registered waste carrier; if you do not take reasonable measure you would face prosecution and a fine of up to £5,000 or imprisonment.
Please contact the Environment Agency to check if some one is a registered waste carrier contact.