Report fly-tipping

1. Report fly-tipping

On average more than one fly-tipper is caught and convicted every week in Buckinghamshire. We work hard to prosecute any cases of fly-tipping, but we need evidence to be successful.

If you see someone dumping waste please write down and report their vehicle registration number to us.

If possible we will prosecute cases of fly-tipping, because this robust stance helps deter future dumping.

Find out about the campaign to S.C.R.A.P. fly-tipping in Bucks.

What to do if you see any fly-tipping

Private land

If you see fly tipping on private land, you must report this to the land owner. Please contact the Land Registry to find out who owns the land.

Public Roads and Footpaths

If you see any dumped waste please tell us as soon as possible.

We try to investigate every report and work closely with our partners at the District Councils and Transport for Buckinghamshire who have a responsibility to ensure it is removed.

All information is useful so please record as much as you can, including:

  • location
  • type of waste

Report fly-tipping  


 For further information read our Buckinghamshire fly-tipping enforcement policy.

2. Using a trader to remove household waste

Your responsibilities

Everyone has a duty of care for their waste and must check, the company they use has a carrier certificate by checking with the Environment Agency  

We would always recommend you:

  • take down (and keep safe) the registration number of the vehicle
  • make sure any payment is recorded, such as using credit/debit cards or cheques

Paying in cash

Always try to pay via card. This will this help track fly-tippers and also provides security from your bank.


If your waste is fly-tipped and you haven't checked the carrier's credentials, you could be fined up to £5,000.

campaign to S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping in Bucks.

3. Businesses managing their waste

Every business across the UK that produces waste has the responsibility to manage it properly. Environmental regulations state that every establishment or business that produces waste, no matter where it is based, has the responsibility for managing it properly.

If you do not do so, for whatever reason, your establishment or business is at risk of prosecution with the possibility of a fine if found guilty in court.

Find out about the campaign to S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping in Bucks.

Visit our Commercial Waste guide for further information.