Found a fly tip?

You can report it through your MyEHDC account

If the fly tip is blocking the road, phone Hampshire County Council on 0300 555 1388 (8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) or 101 outside those hours.

If you see the offence being committed, please phone the police on 101.

Please be aware that fly-tips can contain dangerous and hazardous materials, so for your own safety we ask you not to touch any tip you may find. Also, please do not remove anything from the fly tip as this could compromise any evidence that could help with a prosecution.

What is fly tipping?

Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. 

If your waste is fly tipped, by you or by someone else on your behalf, you could be fined up to £400. If convicted at court, the maximum fine is unlimited and you could face 12 months in prison.

Fly tipping covers things as small as a single bag to an entire truckload of rubbish. Including:

  • dumping garden waste in a lay-by
  • leaving a mattress in the woods
  • ditching business waste on a back road
  • leaving items beside street bins and recycling banks
  • dropping items on the floor of communal bin areas
  • leaving items outside closed recycling centres and charity shops

Why should I care?

Everyone has a legal 'duty of care' to ensure their household or business waste is disposed of correctly.

You can be prosecuted even if your waste is fly tipped by someone else on your behalf.

If it's your waste, it's your responsibility.

Choosing a responsible option

To dispose of items not collected by your household refuse and recycling collections, you could:

Remember SCRAP

  • Suspect all waste carriers. Don't let them take your rubbish until they provide proof of registration. Note their vehicle's registration number.
  • Check that a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency's website.
  • Refuse any unexpected offers to have your rubbish taken away.
  • Ask how your rubbish will be disposed of - seek evidence of this.
  • Paperwork must be obtained: a proper invoice, waste transfer note or receipt, including a description of the waste being removed and the waste carrier's contact details.

Is your business disposing of its waste correctly?

Every business that produces waste in the UK has a legal ‘duty of care’ to:

  • manage it properly until it's recycled or disposed of
  • always use a registered waste carrier or register to carry your own waste
  • keep the correct paperwork for at least two years

A lack of understanding will not protect you in court.

Get help complying with the law: