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Fly-tipping: Council Duties


How nearby authorities must manage fly-tipping and the punishments they can charge.

Fly-tipping is the unlawful dumping of fluid or waste in water to keep away from transfer costs.

The duties include:

Evaluate the Incident

You should assemble as much data as you can about the conditions, location, the date and time it occurred, and a portrayal of any vehicles involved.

Fly-tipping Aground

You have to contact the Environment Agency if the illicitly dumped squander has more than 20 tons, more than 5 cubic meters of fibrous asbestos or 75 litres of possibly dangerous waste in drums or compartments and might need to build up a neighbourhood concurrence with the Agency and accomplices where there is a waste issue. If you discover asbestos in the waste, report the fly-tipping scene to the Health and Safety Executive.

Fly-tipping in Water

You should expel and discard fly-tipped waste in water and examine the waste. The Environment Agency is in charge of masterminding removal and transfer and may investigate when there is: colossal surge hazard on a fundamental stream or danger of contamination to controlled water.

Examination, punishments and indictment:

You can investigate the occurrence when it occurred on relevant land or water and may seek legal activities. The Agency may investigate if the occurrence is vast scale, genuine, organised illicit dumping, or quickly undermines human well-being or the earth. On the off chance that a landowner reports fly-tipped waste on their territory you can pick whether to investigate.

Preparatory Investigation

Perform a preliminary investigation to discover how genuine the offence is, potential expenses, probability of indictment and you may need to review witness claims, the scene and to confirm local knowledge.

Complete Investigation

On the off chance you complete an examination it must be in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. You should complete reconnaissance and examinations in accordance with Regulatory Investigation Powers Act 2000 sections 1 and 2.

You can check if the guilty party has consented to their waste obligation of care or serve a notice on anybody you think can give data on the points of interest of the offender.

Punishments and Notices

You can issue a fixed fine if it’s by your authorisation strategy. The newly fixed penalty isn’t a suitable sanction for a number of things.


You can indict utilising: Natural Protection Act 1990 segment 33, Natural Permitting Regulations 2010, controls 12 and 38, Natural Permitting Regulations 2010, plan 21 – water release activities. Indicted groups can be fined an infinite sum or detained for up to 5 years.

Guaranteeing Costs

You or the Environment Agency may recoup the costs spent on examinations, tidy up and implementation work from the polluter, occupier or landowner

Keeping Account

Record the circumstances of the fly-tipping occurrence, expenses incurred and any actions carried in the Fly-tipping module of Waste Data Flow.

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