What a fixed penalty notice can be issued for


Fly-tipping is illegally dumped rubbish which can lead to a fine of up to £50,000 along with imprisonment.

We will investigate dumped rubbish and may serve a legal notice to landowners to clear rubbish that attracts or harbours vermin. Where we have sufficient evidence we will prosecute fly-tippers. Where dumped rubbish is on publically owned land we aim to remove as soon as possible, and will prioritise based on location, risk, ease of removal, and available resources.

A fixed penalty will only generally be offered where a small quantity of waste is fly-tipped, or waste has since been cleared by the offender. In all other cases we will prosecute.


  • £500 (from domestic property)
  • £1000 (from motor vehicle)
  • £1000 (from commercial business)


The Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016

Pay a fixed penalty notice

If you have been issued a fixed penalty notice, please pay the fine within the time frame.

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