Fly tipping and Littering
Fly-tipping and the law
Fly-tipping is defined as the ‘illegal deposit of any waste onto land that does not have a licence to accept it’.
Fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or up to five years’ imprisonment.
From May 2016, councils in England were given the power to issue fixed penalty notices between £150 and £400 for “small-scale” offences.