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The fly tipping of controlled waste is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £20,000 (unlimited if indicted to the Crown Court) or an offender can even be sent to prison. It is important to realise that it is also an offence to permit fly tipping.
Fly tipping is often associated with dumping waste from vehicles. In this case the person controlling the use of the vehicle can also be prosecuted, which means that it is possible for a prosecution to occur when only the vehicle, not the driver, is identifiable.
The Police also have the powers to seize vehicles used for fly tipping.
If you discover fly tipped waste after the tippers have left, please follow these simple Do's and Don't's:
If You See Someone Fly tipping:
If possible, please make a note of:
What you saw:
Where were you when you saw the fly tipping:
What was tipped:
Remember - Don't Put Yourself At Risk!
The Council will clear fly tipped waste from public land. If fly tipping occurs on private land, it is the responsibility of the landowner to remove the waste. Enforcement against fly tipping is shared between Craven District Council, and the Environment Agency, who investigate major incidents.
If you see any fly tipping, please contact Waste Management on 01756 700600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Craven District Council
1 Belle Vue Square
Telephone: 01756 700 600
Fax: 01756 700 657