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Dumped Rubbish (Fly tipping)

You can report dumped rubbish to us to investigate and remove.

Fly tipping on other land

We can only remove dumped rubbish on verges, pavements next to roads and on council-owned land.

Details on who to contact for other types of fly tipping can be found below:

  • Roads - if a fly tip is blocking part or all of the road, please report it to Hertfordshire County Council using their online Highway Fault Reporting Form or by calling 0300 1234 047.
  • Rivers, streams or canals - if the rubbish is in or by rivers, streams or canals, or on their paths or banks, please contact the Environment Agency on 0800 807 060
  • Private Land - please contact the landowner. We will investigate fly tipping on private land if there is evidence.

Preventing fly tipping

Everyone has a legal 'duty of care' to ensure your household or business waste is disposed of correctly.

You can be prosecuted even if your waste is fly tipped by someone else on your behalf.

If it's YOUR waste, it's YOUR responsibility.

Always use a registered waste carrier to collect your rubbish. Follow the S.C.R.A.P code.

Let's S.C.R.A.P fly tipping

Suspect all waste carriers. Don't let them take your rubbish until they provide proof of registration. Note their vehicle's registration plate.

Check that a waste carrier is registered with the Environment Agency.

Refuse any unexpected offers to have your rubbish taken away.

Ask how your rubbish will be disposed of - seek evidence of this.

Paperwork must be obtained: a proper invoice, waste transfer note or receipt, including a description of the waste being removed and the waste carrier's contact details.

We also offer a Bulky Rubbish Collection service.

Report Fly tipping

You can report fly tipping using the Flytipping Form.

In your report please include as many details as possible, including:

  • location and type of rubbish that has been dumped
  • details of vehicle that dumped the rubbish (if possible)
  • description of the people involved (if possible)

Please do not touch the fly tip or remove any items from the waste.

If you witness fly tipping actually taking place call the Police on 999.


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