Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. We treat fly-tipping very seriously and will look to prosecute anyone caught fly-tipping waste. Fly-tipping carries a fine of up to £50,000 (unlimited if taken through the Crown Court) or an offender can be sent to prison or have their vehicle seized.
What to do if you see fly-tipped waste
Report fly-tipping straight away to the Council using the form below.
How to report fly-tipping
Complete the fly-tipping report flytipping form or telephone 01768 817817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to do if you see someone fly-tipping
Any information you can obtain about who has fly-tipped the waste would be very helpful to our Community Wardens. Information such as:
- vehicle registration
- brief description of the vehicle/s seen fly-tipping
- brief description of the person/people seen fly-tipping
- photographic evidence if possible of the above
NEVER touch the waste: fly-tipped waste can be dangerous - it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances.
NEVER disturb the site - there may be evidence that could help identify the fly-tippers and lead to their prosecution
NEVER approach anyone you see fly tipping - they could become violent. If you witness it happening call the police on 101.
Remember - Don't Put Yourself At Risk!
Someone has fly-tipped on my land
You are responsible for securing your land. Eden District Council will not remove waste on private land. However, if you know who carried out the fly-tipping and we are successful in prosecuting them, the cost of removing any fly-tipping may be recovered.
What we do about reported fly-tipping
We will investigate all reported fly-tipping in Eden. We will organise for the removal of fly-tipping from public land. If the fly-tipping is on private land the landowner is responsible for its removal. If the Council cannot locate the owner of the land we will unfortunately be unable to remove the waste.
Alternatives to fly tipping
For further information:
Contact: Community Warden
Telephone: 01768 817817
Fax: 01768 890732
Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG