Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of waste.
We are responsible for clearing fly tips on adopted highways and North East Lincolnshire Council own land. If the fly tipping happens on private land then it is the landlord or tenant who is responsible for removing the waste dumped illegally.
We class Gas cylinders or fridge/freezers as dangerous items and we will collect them on both council maintained land and private land, but not from residential properties
Fly tipping can be reported to the Street Care number or by completing the online form.
Have you seen flytipping being dumped?
If you see anybody fly tipping please contact us.
We need as much information as possible, so would ask you to make a note of the following:
- What has been dumped?
- What was the make, model and registration number of any vehicle being used? (if appropriate)
The report will be given to the enforcement section who will then visit you to obtain a witness statement, and will take a photograph of the fly tipping. If we feel we have enough evidence then we will look to prosecute the person responsible.
The utility companies are responsibile for clearing litter and fly-tipping from their own sub-stations. If there is an ongoing problem with litter and fly-tipping in a utility sub-station, please contact us and we will try to help.
Rear or side passageways
Often fly tipping takes place on land that does not fall under our responsibility to clear.
Rear access passageways are usually private property and are the shared responsibility of all residents who have access to them. The Community Pride Enforcement Officers operate an alleyway clearance scheme with communities.
Where the flytipping has become a risk to health, or a nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, we are able to serve a notice on the occupier/owner to have it removed. They may want to take part in community assistance/clearance days.
If you consider that fly tipped items may pose a risk to public health, please contact us.