Householders be cautious, dont let your waste be fly-tipped

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

Report a fly-tipper – Have you seen a fly-tip or seen someone fly-tipping in Leicestershire?

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:

Recycling and Household Waste Sites

Find information and opening hours of your local recycling centres:

Leicestershire County Council | waste sites

Leicester City Council | waste sites

Book a large item (bulky waste) collection

Find information about your council’s collections for large items. Select your council for more information:

Blaby District Council bulky waste collections

Charnwood Borough Council bulky waste collections

Harborough District Council bulky waste collections

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council bulky waste collections

Leicester City Council bulky waste collections

Melton Borough Council bulky waste collections

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council bulky waste collections

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.