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Dumped Rubbish (Flytipping)

You can report dumped rubbish to us to investigate and remove.

Flytipping on other land

We can only remove dumped rubbish on verges, pavements next to roads and on council-owned land.

Details on who to contact for other types of fly-tipping can be found below:

  • Roads - if a fly-tip is blocking part or all of the road, please report it to Hertfordshire County Council using their online Highway Fault Reporting Form or by calling 0300 1234 047.
  • Rivers, streams or canals - if the rubbish is in or by rivers, streams or canals, or on their paths or banks, please contact the Environment Agency on 0800 807 060
  • Private Land - please contact the landowner. We will investigate fly-tipping on private land if there is evidence.

Preventing fly tipping

If you pay or ask someone to remove your waste always check they are authorised to carry it:

  • ask to see their waste carriers permit, or their waste carriers number
  • you can check the public register on the Gov.UK website or by calling 08708 506506
  • ensure you receive a transfer note, receipt or invoice
  • make a note of the registration mark and vehicle details

If you don't, and your waste ends up being fly tipped you could be charged with a duty of care offence and an unlimited fine.

We also offer a Bulky Rubbish Collection service.

Report Flytipping

You can report flyipping using our online form below.

Alternatively, you can also report problems to us using our online reporting tool, Fix my Street which allows you to report your problem using a postcode, street name or area. You can also upload photos, track the progress of the issue and check if someone else has already reported a similar issue.

In your report please include as many details as possible, including:

  • location and type of rubbish that has been dumped
  • details of vehicle that dumped the rubbish (if possible)
  • description of the people involved (if possible)

Please do not touch the fly tip or remove any items from the waste.

If you witness fly tipping actually taking place call the Police on 999.

  1. Flytipping Details
  2. Your Contact Details
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