Fly-tipping (illegal dumping)

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

1. Overview

It's your responsibility to get rid of your rubbish and waste properly.

Sometimes unlawful traders take rubbish from you for a small fee and then just dump it. This type of environmental crime is a blight on our open spaces, and spoils our area for those who live here and visit.

Only businesses that are registered to carry waste can take away rubbish. This includes our own household waste collection.

Anyone that is visited by a door-to-door rubbish collector or chooses to use a trader should ask if they are a registered waste carrier and ask for their waste carrier number.

Make sure the trader is registered

You can do a quick check on the Environment Agency website to see if the trader is registered. If they're not you should find other ways to get rid of your rubbish.

If a trader dumps your waste, you'll face a £400 fine.

KCC Flytipping


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