FLY TIPPING – Fines & Imprisonment Information
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish, such as furniture, rubble or any household items on public and private land.
Fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates’ Court. The offence can attract an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment if convicted in a Crown Court.
If you are disposing of rubbish, please make sure that the contractor is a registered waste carrier and that you get confirmation that the rubbish has been delivered to a registered waste transfer station.