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Fly Tipping – Reporting & Advice

Fly Tipping – Reporting & Advice

The link below takes you directly to the reporting page on our Website:

https://dorset-self.achieveservice.com/service/DWP-Report-fly-tipping-in-Dorset

If the Fly-Tipping is on either public or private land, the site will be investigated for evidence and appropriate legal action taken. However, we will only clear waste from the public highway or public land. Waste deposited on private land is the landowner’s responsibility to clear and we cannot remove this waste.

Those caught fly-tipping can be prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Every year councils spend a considerable amount of time and money removing this waste from the landscape. We will always try to remove fly-tipping as soon as possible. The site will be investigated for evidence and the appropriate legal action taken. If we can trace the persons responsible for fly-tipping we can recover our costs & potentially the land owners costs in some instances.

Simple rules for reporting fly-tipping

  • do not remove any evidence found from the fly-tipping location, for example, addressed letters – instead take photographs please
  • be as specific as possible when describing where the incident has occurred – what 3 words is particularly good
  • if you see the incident occurring do not approach the persons involved
  • if you see a person/vehicle involved in an environmental crime take as many details as you can, for example, description of the person or vehicle registration, type of waste(s) and photos, dash cam footage if safe to do so
  • you may be asked to provide a witness statement and/or attend court in subsequent legal action

Any fly tips reported that do not include evidence will go directly to our depot not to enforcement. Whilst we don’t recommend you searching the waste, cardboard boxes often have address labels and black bin bags normally have paperwork/envelopes etc. If in doubt state evidence present & we can then investigate swiftly.

Littering Report Link

https://dorset-self.achieveservice.com/service/DWP_Report_litter_on_the_highway_or_pavement

Tessa Safadi
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