Fly tipping

Join our fight to tackle fly tipping

Fly tipping in MK
Example of fly tipping in MK

Fly tipping (dumping rubbish) is a serious criminal offence. If you dump your rubbish you can be fined or jailed.  Not only is it not nice for where we live, but it's a threat to our wildlife too.

In recent years, we’ve successfully prosecuted more than 30 people for fly tipping resulting in fines of more than £25,000.

Everyone, including businesses have a responsibility to keep our local communities clean and safe.  If you're paying someone, for example your builder, carpet fitter or handy man to take away your rubbish, always ask to see their waste carrier’s licence and know where your rubbish is taken. If someone fly tips your rubbish you could face a court appearance and a fine, even if you thought it was done in good faith.

We know where the hot spots in MK are, and we use CCTV to tackle environmental crime. Our council vehicles are fitted with dash cams which means we can catch people littering out of their cars and other anti-social behaviour. Offenders can face prison sentences of up to 5 years or fines up to £50,000 for crimes like these.

Help us join our fight against fly tipping today:

  • Check your tradesperson is a registered waste carrier with a valid licence. You can do this by checking with the Environment Agency on this link.
  • If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is
  • Where will they take your waste? If in doubt, don’t use them
  • Get a receipt with the carrier’s name and address
  • Take down their registration number

Here’s how to report fly tipping.

Here’s how to dispose of household items and bigger items such as sofas, TVs, white goods and carpets.

Last Updated: 31 January 2020