Businesses managing their waste

1. Report fly-tipping

FixMyStreet - report, view or discuss local problemsOn 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 landowner. 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 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.

For information about the penalty procedure, read our Fixed-term Penalty Notice guidance.

2. Disposing of waste responsibly

How we can S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping in Bucks Let's SCRAP fly tipping in Bucks

We all have a legal obligation, or duty of care, to ensure our household or business waste is disposed of correctly. The best way to stop organised fly tipping is to make sure that only authorised waste carriers take your waste away. 
You could face prosecution and an unlimited fine if your waste ends up fly tipped by someone else.

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

Avoid a fine. Put items in a bin, not by the side; don’t leave items out for the ‘scrap man’; and always follow the S.C.R.A.P. code if you are having household waste removed.

  • S - Suspect all waste carriers; do not let them take your waste until they have proven themselves to be legitimate. A professional waste carrier should happily answer reasonable questions. 
  • C - Check that a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency's website.
  • R - Refuse any unexpected offers to have your rubbish taken away. If you suspect that someone who you have spoken to will be disposing of waste illegally, report them to the Environment Agency.
  • A - Ask what will happen to your rubbish and seek evidence that it is going to be disposed of appropriately. 
  • P - 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.

How you can find legal waste carriers

You can find legal waste carriers as you would any service, through adverts, online searches etc. Using the SCRAP code will help avoid your waste being dumped illegally.

You can also find licensed waste carriers in your neighbourhood by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 or visiting the Environment Agency website.

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.