How to report Fly Tipping

FLY TIPPING

INCLUDING THE DUMPING OF GARDEN WASTE

Report all Fly Tips, abandoned vehicles or litter problems to Brentwood Borough Council on T: 01277 312500 or online at www.brentwood.gov.uk or the Environment Agency Hotline 0800 807060 or to Stondon Massey Parish Council via Cllr Brent Smith on T: 07909 922819
or the Parish Clerk Heidi Angove on T: 01277 822966

Reports should include as many details about the incident and type/amount of waste as possible.

Some key points about if you witness such activity:

  • Witnesses are vitally important in enabling action to be taken against people who fly-tip waste, so please do not hesitate to report any incident that you witness as soon as possible.
  • Do not put yourself in danger by approaching anyone you see dumping waste; they are criminals, who may be involved in other criminal activities, and as such are unlikely to respond well to being challenged. If it is possible to observe them safely, the more information you are able to provide, the better the chances of an investigation.

Information that is useful includes the following:

  1. Time and date of incident
  2. Description of person(s) dumping waste
  3. Description of vehicle(s) involved, including registration numbers
  4. Description of the waste dumped
  5. Photographs can also be very useful, but only if it is possible to obtain them safely

Please be reassured that any information supplied in connection to any such incident is treated in strictest confidence. If you make notes please keep them, even if they are scribbled notes on the back of an envelope. Actual notes taken at the time can be very valuable as evidence.

Do not try to rummage through the waste yourself to look for evidence, as there may be hazardous or sharp items hidden among the waste.

lease supply the above details, even if you don’t wish to act as a witness. Anonymous messages can be left on the Hotline.

If someone is found guilty of fly-tipping they could face imprisonment or a fine of up to £50,000.

FLY TIPPING IS A CRIME

This information can be downloaded as a PDF here.