The council treats flytipping as a serious offence and
will prosecute any person or company caught flytipping.
Flytipping carries a fine of up to £50,000 (unlimited
if taken through the Crown Court) or an offender can be sent
to prison or have their vehicle seized.
What is flytipping?
Flytipping is the unlawful disposal of waste and illegal dumping
of items such as:
- general household waste
- large domestic items (e.g. fridges and mattresses)
- commercial waste (e.g. builders' rubble, tyres etc)
- garden refuse
- litter or refuse accumulation
The council is only responsible for clearing flytipped waste
from the public highway, council maintained parkland and green
space and public alleyways. The council also has the
powers to remove flytipped waste from commercial premises, subject
to a court order. It remains the land owner's responsibility
to remove waste flytipped on their land.
What action will be taken?
- The council takes the following action to stop flytipping:
- letters and cautions are given
- All those people where evidence is found linking them to
flytipped waste will be interviewed under Police and Criminal
Evidence guidelines to account for their waste
- prosecutions are initiated and taken through the courts
- CCTV footage is monitored
- surveillance exercises take place
- education is made available
Reporting flytipped waste
You can report flytipping by
telephoning Peterborough Direct on 01733 747474, you will need
to know the exact location and description of items. If
you witnessed the flytipping please ensure that you give your
own name and address and a member of our enforcement team will make
contact with you and take further details. Do not touch the
waste as flytipped waste can be dangerous, it may contain
syringes, broken glass, asbestoc, toxic chemicals or other
Where can members of the public legally take
domestic rubbish or waste for disposal?
Excess domestic waste can be disposed of at the household recycling
centre or alternatively a bulky
waste collection service can be arranged through the
council. For further information about the disposal
waste visit the waste and recycling section. Bring
Bank sites can also be used. Pay attention to the signage on
display and all waste MUST go in the bins provided.