Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste.
It's a crime that damages the environment, risks public health and costs taxpayers to clean up.
You could face an unlimited fine if your rubbish is found fly-tipped – even if you didn’t do it yourself.
You must use a licensed waste carrier to dispose of waste, or take it to a household waste recycling centre.
You must show you took reasonable steps to prevent your waste being fly-tipped. This is called your duty of care.
Using a licensed waste carrier
1. Check if your waste carrier is licensed. You can do this quickly with their name or licence number at the Hants fly-tipping website.
2. Ask what will happen to your waste. A licensed waste carrier should not object to this.
3. Keep a record of their waste carrier licence number by taking a photo of the licence, or take a screenshot when you check online.
4. Keep a waste transfer note or receipt to say where the waste was collected from, by who, and where it is going.
[this page was last edited on 19 Jan 2020]
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