What a fixed penalty notice can be issued for

Household waste: duty of care

The duty of care requires occupiers of domestic property to take all reasonable measures available to them in the circumstances to ensure that they only transfer household waste produced on that property to an authorised person. This reduces the chance of waste ending up in the hands of those who would fly-tip it. 

We may offer a fixed penalty where: 

  • fly-tipped waste can be traced back to an individual who is found to have failed to take reasonable steps to ensure that they transferred the waste to an authorised person 
  • an unauthorised carrier is found to be carrying household waste that was directly transferred to them by the occupier of a domestic property 
  • an individual is found to have transferred their household waste to an unauthorised person at a site that does not have a permit or exemption 

Other penalties may apply where a resident is not using the waste receptacle correctly. 

If you have additional waste, not being collected by the council, you should: 

  • ask the waste carrier to provide you with their full address and telephone number. 
  • ask to see their waste carrier licence issued by the Environment Agency or Natural Resources Wales. 
  • contact the Environment Agency directly on 08708 506 506 and ask for a free instant Waste Carrier Validation Check, alternatively you can check online on the Environment Agency website. 

Penalty

  • £120 if paid within 10 days
  • £200 if paid on day 11-14 after the penalty was issued  

Legislation

Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 34(2A).

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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