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Fly tipping

Pride in your community

Report fly tipping
We can only clear it away and catch those responsible if we know it's there.

Report fly tipping using our 'Everyday Telford App', the online form, or contact the Enviromental Maintenance team using contact details on the right of this page.

Our promise

We will remove fly tips from council land within two working days.

Pride in Your Community

As part of the Pride in Your Community programme we have made a pledge to tackle the issue of Fly tipping.

Telford & Wrekin Council now offer 10% discount on Bulk collections for TLC card holders, the new discount is valid until 1 April 2015 and TLC holders can take advantage of this discount as many times as required. Residents will need to provide proof of TLC membership.

The second promotion is one free bulk collection offer of up to six items per household for borough residents aged 70 and over during 2014/15. Residents taking advantage of this offer will need to provide proof of age

'Fly tipped' waste is rubbish that is dumped illegally instead of being disposed of properly at a landfill site or Community Recycling Centre.

The most common types of fly tipped waste are:

  • household waste
  • large domestic items (such as fridges and mattresses)
  • garden waste
  • commercial waste (such as builders rubble or tyres)

What to do if you see someone fly tipping?

If you spot someone fly tipping, make a note of:

  • the date, time and place where it happened
  • what the waste looks like and how much there is
  • any vehicles involved and vehicle registration numbers
  • description of any people involved
  • Contact us using the contact details to the right of this page

Be careful. Do not approach them. Do not go near the rubbish or touch anything.

What will happen if you fly tip?

We will prosecute anyone caught fly tipping under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Anyone found guilty can be fined up to £50,000 if they are convicted in Magistrates Court and/or face up to 12 months in prison.

If the case goes to Crown Court, guilty parties can face an unlimited fine and/or a jail sentence of up to 5 years.

Anyone who dumps hazardous waste such as toxic waste or asbestos will face 5 years in prison.

You can also be prosecuted if you allow someone to dump rubbish on your land without a Waste Management Licence for that land.

If fly tipping is carried out using a vehicle, the driver and the vehicle owner (if different) can be prosecuted. The vehicle may also be seized and possibly destroyed.

Last updated 06/05/2014

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Public Realm Team

Address: Granville House
St Georges Road

Tel: 01952 384384

Environmental Maintenance - out of hours

Tel: 08451 559955

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