Fly-tipping (dumped rubbish)

How to deal with dumped rubbish, fly-tipping in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Most people put their rubbish out on the right day, in the right way. Do you?

Fly-tipping (dumped rubbish) comes with a hefty penalty. Whether it’s an unwanted mattress or a lorry load of rubble, fly-tipping is against the law and can result in a penalty of up to £50,000 or imprisonment for up to five years! Clean streets are something our residents and businesses care about. And so do we. That's why, if you fly-tip, we'll track you down and prosecute you if we can. Don't be a fly-tipper!

You can help by reporting fly-tipping

We'll need to know:

  • Where the rubbish has been dumped
  • What has been dumped

If you saw the event, this information will help us track down the person who did it and take enforcement action against them.

  • Who dumped the rubbish (if known) and a description of the person.
  • Details of any vehicles used.
  • The time the rubbish was dumped.
  • If it was witnessed by anybody else and if so, their details.

There's more information in our Environmental Health and Public Protection Enforcement Policy (pdf 378KB).

Fly-tipping in public areas

Report fly-tipping on public areas such as streets and pavements in H&F online or through your smartphone using our H&F Report it app.

Report fly-tipping online

You can also contact the Cleaner Greener hotline, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday at:

Fly-tipping on council housing estates

To report fly-tipping on council housing estates land, please email: or call 020 8753 5646.

Fly-tipping on private land

Where rubbish has been fly-tipped on private land, it is the responsibility of the land owner to remove it. If there is evidence about who tipped the rubbish on the land, or whose rubbish it is, the land owner may be able to take legal action against the persons responsible. 

Fly-tipping on housing association land

Please report fly-tipping to your housing association. How to contact a local housing association.

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