Fly-Tipping & Fly-Posting

Fly-tipping

A criminal activity, which stops people from enjoying and using our public spaces.

It can be a hazard to road users and is very costly to clear up; it is also punishable by either a fine or possibly a custodial sentence.

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Once a fly-tip has been reported:

  • an officer will investigate the incident
  • arrange for removal of fly-tipping from the public highway
  • prosecute the person responsible where identifiable

If a fly tip occurs on private land, we will still investigate any report made; however, the responsibility of any clean up will lie with the land owner.

When reporting an incident of fly-tipping, give as much information as you can about the nature, location and size of the fly-tipping.

If you see fly-tipping in progress, please contact the police directly on 101.

Every householder, business and landowner, occupier or manager has a ‘duty of care’ to take all reasonable measures to ensure waste is removed from their property and disposed of in a responsible and legal manner. You must ensure the company or person is a registered waste carrier.

There are a number of other options available for removing waste from your property:

If you suspect that a contractor or trades person is not disposing your waste in a responsible and legal manner, please call the Environment Agency hotline on 0800 80 70 60 or report it online by visiting the Crimestoppers website.

Fly-Posting

In most areas, it is illegal to place posters on private and public property without prior consent.

To report an incident of fly-posting on a public highway, contact Surrey County Council Highways on 03456 009 009.

Report Non-Highway Instances of Fly-Posting ›