North East Lincolnshire Council

Fly-tipping

What is fly-tipping?

Fly- tipping is the illegal dumping of waste and bulky items on land not designated for the disposal of waste. This can be on either private or public land.

What does the council do?

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.

Report fly-tipping online, or call us on 01472 326300, option 1.

Have you seen fly-tipping 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:

  • Time
  • Location
  • 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.

Utility sub-stations

The utility companies are responsible 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 the utility company.

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. For more information please visit our alleyways page.

Paying others to get rid of your waste

If you’re paying someone to get rid of waste on your behalf, you must check that they are licensed to do so. If you don’t and the waste is dumped illegally, you can be held accountable under the Environmental Protection Act and fined.

The simplest way to check is to visit the Environment Agency’s waste carrier register and enter the business name. On the same site you can enter your postcode and search for registered waste carriers near where you live.

Search waste carriers and brokers: environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers

If you want to register as a waste carrier, broker or dealer visit Gov.uk to find out how: www.gov.uk/waste-carrier-or-broker-registration

Doughty Depot, Doughty Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 0LL

Telephone: 01472 326300

Email: customer.requests@nelincs.gov.uk

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm, except bank holidays