Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping campaign poster

From a small bag of rubbish to an unwanted mattress or worn-out settee, if rubbish is dumped somewhere without permission it is classed as fly-tipping. Fly-tipping is a crime − help put a stop to it.


No-one likes to see fly-tipping. It looks a mess, can be unsafe and is expensive to clear-up. It's also a crime.

We're working with other councils in Derbyshire and the Environment Agency to help put a stop to fly-tipping in the county.

Report fly-tipping

You can help us put a stop to fly-tipping in Derbyshire.

If you spot any fly-tipping, see rubbish being dumped or know someone who is doing it, don't confront them. Contact Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190.

It would be helpful if you could also tell us:

  • the registration number and description of the tippers' vehicle such as the colour, make and model
  • what the tippers look like
  • what sort of rubbish was being dumped
  • a detailed description of where it was being dumped.

And don't forget, to avoid fly-tipping use a registered waste carrier or take any household rubbish to our recycling centres

Fines and prosecution

Offenders can, and will, be prosecuted. Once they're caught it could mean a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months in prison.

But that's not all. Did you know that if your rubbish is fly-tipped you could also be prosecuted − even if you didn't dump it or know it was going to be dumped.

To make sure you stay on the right side of the law − and avoid a fine of up to £5,000 − use a registered waste carrier if you've got rubbish that needs removing.

You can find one near you by going to the Environment Agency website (opens in a new window) or tel: 03708 506 506. Or take any household rubbish to our recycling centres

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