Fly-tipping (dumped rubbish)
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 Regulatory Services Enforcement Policy (pdf 385KB)
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
You can also contact the Cleaner Greener hotline, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday at:
- 020 8753 1100
To report fly-tipping on council housing estates land, please email: Esrequest@lbhf.gov.uk or call 0208 753 5646.
To report fly-tipping on private land, please email: email@example.com or call 020 8753 1221. On private land, we make need to take legal action to get the rubbish cleared. The legal process can take some weeks.
Fly-tipping on housing association land
Please report fly-tipping to your housing association. How to contact a local housing association