Fly-tipping and littering

Report fly-tipping

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Help stop fly tipping

Slough and Bucks are working together to prevent fly-tipping.

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Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on land that doesn’t have a licence to receive it. Waste can only be deposited at officially authorised sites.

Local authorities treat fly-tipping very seriously and will usually prosecute anyone caught. If you are caught fly-tipping you can be sentenced up to 5 years imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine. If a vehicle is used to fly-tip waste both the driver and the owner can be prosecuted and the vehicle can be seized.

Report it

If you see someone fly-tipping or would like to report an area where fly-tipping has taken place, take note of:

  • the date, time and place of the occurrence;
  • what the waste looks like and how much of it there is;
  • a description of any vehicles involved and the vehicle registration number;
  • a description of the people doing the fly-tipping.

Do not

  • touch the waste, it may contain syringes, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances
  • disturb the site, there may be evidence that could help identify the fly-tippers and lead to their prosecution. 
  • approach anyone you see fly-tipping and only approach the site if you feel it is safe to do so. 

You can report fly-tipping by completing the online fly-tipping report form.

What happens next

Where enough evidence is gathered the council will take formal action against the person responsible for the fly-tipping and will be keen to use your evidence in court if necessary.