Grotspots and fly-tipping

Who should clear it?

This is not our responsibility to clear. It is the responsibility of the landowner.

Identifying landowners and perpetrators, prosecuting them, can be a difficult and lengthy process. The waste can remain in situ for long periods. This can attract further tipping and other problems such as vermin or public health hazards.

Because of community concerns, we have a programme to clear these areas of fly-tipping. There may be a delay of several weeks before we remove these materials. This is because we have to target our resources towards our statutory obligations.