Fly-tipping and littering

Fly-tipping and littering have a negative impact on the environment and human health. It is also a criminal offence.

Both businesses and householders have a legal duty to dispose of their waste correctly. Clearing up waste and litter is a cost to taxpayers. We work closely with the Environment Agency on fly-tipping, particularly in cases of large scale fly-tipping incidents. 

Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is waste that has been illegally dumped on land. It is a criminal offence which can result in a Fixed Penalty Notice or prosecution in the Magistrates or Crown Court.

We will investigate cases where someone has witnessed an incident, or there is evidence to suggest where the waste has come from, or who has dumped it.

We will remove waste that has been fly-tipped on the public highway or land we own.

Unfortunately, we do not remove fly-tipping that has been dumped on private land; this is the responsibility of the land owner. We will however investigate these incidents and take enforcement action where possible. Broadland District Council offers a commercial clearance service to landowners. Contact the council for further details.

Please report fly-tipping to us on the below links and provide as much detail as you can on the exact location, contents of the fly-tip and how much waste there is.

If you are unsure which district you fall under, please check your local council before submitting the form below.

Report fly-tipping within Broadland
Report fly-tipping within South Norfolk

Littering

We will investigate and clear incidents of littering on the public highway or land we own.

We consider anything smaller than a black sack of waste to be litter and anything larger to be fly-tipping.

Anyone who throws down, drops or otherwise deposits litter in any open place to which the public have access to, is guilty of littering.

If we have sufficient evidence to indicate who has dropped the litter, we will take action which may be in the form of a Fixed Penalty Notice.

Please report littering to us on the below links and provide as much detail as you can.

Report littering within the Broadland area
Report littering within the South Norfolk area
If you are unsure which district you fall under, please check your local council before submitting the form above.