If we are able to take action, we will usually serve a statutory notice requiring the owner or occupier to remove and properly dispose of the rubbish within 21 days.
Failure to comply with the notice will result in either prosecution or the council doing the work. The cost of this work will be charged to the owner or occupier.
Rubbish on any land (public or private)
Fly-tipping is the illegal act of dumping rubbish anywhere, on any land, with no intention of having it cleared.
Common fly-tipped items include furniture and household appliances, building rubble, carpeting, shopping trolleys, hazardous waste and any other items of refuse. A fly-tip can also be any refuse bag, bulky or loose material that has been dumped in a public space or left on land without the landowner's permission.
We collect rubbish on council land, including roads, pavements, public car parks, green spaces and council housing estates.
We do not collect rubbish in natural watercourses or rivers. This is dealt with by the Environment Agency.