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

Report fly-tipping online

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:

We'll need to know:

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 on private land

To report fly-tipping on private land, please email: 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.

Contact details for all housing associations