Shropshire Council


What is fly-tipping?

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of any waste or rubbish (greater than a single sack) anywhere other than at a licensed tip. 

Why is fly-tipping a problem?

Fly-tipping is dangerous and potentially harmful, while also spoiling our environment, attracting arson and further fly-tipping. As council tax payers, cleaning it up costs us all money.

Will we remove all fly-tipping?

We only remove waste from public land or highways. Waste on private land is the responsibility of the landowner to clear and dispose of.

I have noticed some fly-tipping - how can I get it removed?

Click on the "Report fly-tipping" button on this page, or phone 0345 678 9006, with a description of the waste, and a good description of the location (using permanent landmarks/property addresses).

I have witnessed someone fly-tipping waste - what can I do?

Click on the "Report fly-tipping" button. We will require dates, times and locations, a description of the person dumping waste, their vehicle (registration number, colour, make, model), and whether the person was approached. With sufficient information, we can write the person a warning letter, or bring them in for questioning under caution. We can investigate all fly-tipping on both public and private land, with the landowner's consent.

Please provide as much information about the location where you have seen fly tipping. We will only remove waste from public land or highways.

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