What is fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is the criminal offence of illegally dumping waste. 

If you are caught fly-tipping you can be prosecuted. If a vehicle is used to fly-tip waste, both the driver and the vehicle owner can be prosecuted and the vehicle can be seized.

Fly-tipping on private land (e.g. in a front/rear garden) is the responsibility of the owner/occupier to remove and dispose of properly. We will take formal action against the land owner or occupier if fly-tipping is not removed and presents a risk to public health.

If you discover fly-tipped waste

  • Do not touch the waste as it may contain syringes, toxic chemicals or other hazardous items.
  • Do not disturb the site as there may be evidence that could help identify the fly-tippers and lead to their prosecution. 
  • If taking photos to report it, only approach the fly-tipping site if you feel it is safe to do so. 

If you have seen someone fly-tipping

Please note the following information to use in your report:

  • the date, time, and location you saw it happen
  • a description of what the waste looks like and how much there is
  • a description of any vehicles involved including the vehicle registration number
  • a visual description of the people doing the fly-tipping
  • a photo of the incident - only if safe to take one. Do not place yourself at risk.

Report fly-tipping

Report fly-tipping, fly-posting or fly-boarding

What happens after a fly-tipping report is made

If enough evidence has been supplied, we will take formal action against the person responsible for the fly-tipping. The evidence you supply may be used in court if necessary. 

Help stop fly tipping

Slough Council and Buckinghamshire Council are working together in a joint anti-fly-tipping campaign.