Fly-tipping, or illegal dumping of waste, is an unsightly blight on local communities that causes harm to the environment and can be costly to clear away. Leicestershire councils deal with 12,000 fly-tipping incidents per year. #IfOnly we had enough evidence to prosecute every fly-tipper.
Fly-tipping is a crime – check your legal waste requirements
When paying someone to take your waste away, don’t assume that they’ll dispose of it responsibly for you. You have a legal responsibility to check that the person taking your waste away is a Registered Waste Carrier. Find out how to do this at: Lesswaste | Your duty of care
If you have waste you want to dispose of, you have several options for dealing with it yourself. Find out more at: Lesswaste | disposing of waste
Local authorities are responsible for investigating and clearing up the smaller scale fly-tipping on public land, including roads and lay-bys. All of Leicestershire’s district and borough councils offer an easy to use reporting form on their website, which can be found by following the links below. Sending us information and evidence helps us to find and prosecute those responsible. Select your council to report a fly-tip:
- Blaby District Council
- Charnwood Borough Council
- Harborough District Council
- Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
- Leicester City Council
- Melton Borough Council
- North West Leicestershire District Council
- Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
Find information and opening hours of your local recycling centres:
Find information about your council’s collections for large items. Select your council for more information:
Beware of the Super-Fly-Tipper!
Watch our YouTube video below which highlights some behaviours to avoid
Please report any fly-tipping incident that you witness as soon as possible and always make sure that YOUR waste never ends up fly-tipped.