Fly-Tipping and Fly-Posting

Fly-tipping is the unauthorised dumping of any rubbish waste on land other than at an authorised waste disposal or recycling facility. Fly-posting is the act of placing advertising posters or flyers in illegal places.


Fly-tipping is 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 to Mole Valley District Council (MVDC), an officer will investigate the incident, arrange for removal of fly-tipping from the public highway and prosecute the person responsible where identifiable. If a fly tip occurs on private land, MVDC 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.




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

If you would like to report an incident of fly-posting on the public highway, please contact Surrey County Council Highways on 03456 009 009.

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