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Fly-tipping

Flytipping

North Northamptonshire Council is responsible for the removal of fly-tipped waste located on adopted highways and other land areas managed by the council. Removal of flytipping located on private land is the responsibility of the land owner.

Flytipping is a serious criminal offence and upon conviction carries a potentially unlimited fine or up to five years imprisonment. It also costs the tax payer thousands of pounds every year, as the council is often required to remove and dispose of the waste appropriately.

What to do if you see someone flytipping

If you see someone fly-tipping, we recommend that you do not approach them in order to avoid a conflict situation. You can still help us by taking the following details:

  • Time and date of the incident
  • Location of the incident
  • Description of the person/s involved in flytipping (e.g. sex, height, age, build, etc)
  • Description of the vehicle used (registration number, make and model, colour)
  • Description of the waste being tipped (quantity and type of waste), e.g. approximately 20 bags of waste; four cubic metres of garden waste, etc.

This information can be used to bring forward a prosecution case against the person(s) involved in the incident.

Report flytipping

Removal of flytipping from private land 

The Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OPFCC), in partnership with West and North Northamptonshire Councils, offer grants to private landowners who have been a victim of flytipping. You can apply for a grant of up to £1,500, to help you deal with the problem. The funding can be used to cover the cost of having flytipping removed and prevention measures to make your land less vulnerable to flytippers in the future.

For more information and an application pack please email waste.enc@northnorthants.gov.uk for North Northamptonshire. For West Northamptonshire please email environmentalimprovement.ddc@westnorthants.gov.uk