Litter Littering is costly, unsightly and is bad for the environment. Read on to find out more about it. What constitutes littering? Litter is something that is discarded improperly by members of the public and usually refers to smaller items, such as sweet wrappers and drinks containers. Anything as big as or larger than a single sack of rubbish would… Continue Reading Litter

Information for landowners

Information for landowners Landowners can report fly-tipping to their local authority to help target those responsible. More information for landowners is given below. How can I help prevent fly-tipping on my land? There are some things you can do to reduce the amount of waste fly-tipped on your land: Help to prevent fly-tippers accessing your land by installing gates and… Continue Reading Information for landowners

Fines and penalties

Fines and penalties Fly-tipping is against the law and those convicted face fines and penalties. Fly-tippers can face fines of up to £50,000 and imprisonment of up to twelve months if convicted in a magistrates' court, more severe cases receiving convictions in a crown court can be given an unlimited fine and up to five years' imprisonment. As well as… Continue Reading Fines and penalties

Check a waste carrier’s licence

Check a waste carrier's licence All businesses and traders who transport waste are legally required to have a waste carrier's licence. You can check if a waste carrier is registered by looking on the Environment Agency's public register or by calling 03708 506 506. If you have concerns that a trader isn't disposing of waste correctly there are two things… Continue Reading Check a waste carrier’s licence

How to dispose of waste legally

How to dispose of waste legally If you are a resident or business you have a duty of care to make sure your waste isn't dumped illegally, even if someone is getting rid of rubbish on your behalf. What should I do with waste that can't be taken in my normal waste collection service? There are a few things you… Continue Reading How to dispose of waste legally

Report fly-tipping

Report fly-tipping Fly-tipping in progress If you see fly-tipping in progress, please call 999 and ask for the police. Don't engage with the fly-tipper(s). If a road is blocked Report fly-tipping on the highway to Surrey County Council. If you've found items already fly-tipped If you've found fly-tipping anywhere else, for example, on a footpath, please report it to the… Continue Reading Report fly-tipping


Fly-tipping: illegal dumping of waste Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. It can range from a black bag of rubbish left by a litter bin, to large amounts of furniture. Report fly-tipping How to dispose of waste legally Check a waste carriers license Fines and penalties Information for landowners Litter Fly-tipping: who pays? View on