do not touch any of the waste – it may contain syringes, broken glass or hazardous chemicals
do not approach the people fly tipping
make a note of the day, date and time of the fly tipping
make a note of how many people were fly tipping, a description of their appearance and their vehicle (including make, model, colour and registration number)
if it is safe to do so, take photographs of the people and vehicles involved
If you discover fly tipped waste -
tell us if it is near sensitive locations such as a school, rivers or drains, or on the highway
take photographs of the fly tipped waste
tell us if you see any items that may be hazardous (for example chemical drums or symbols that say toxic, harmful or an irritant)
What happens after you report fly tipping
Your report of fly tipped waste will be investigated by and subject to enforcement action by our environmental crime unit.
Fly tipped waste will be cleared by one of our area neighbourhood teams if the waste has been dumped on public land, open spaces or the highway.
If the fly tipped waste is on private land then the landlord or tenant is responsible for removing the illegally dumped waste. Legal obligations will apply to you in relation to the removal and disposal of fly tipped waste on your property.
If there is evidence to identify the person or people responsible for the fly tipping, we will take enforcement action. If convicted, you may be able to recover the costs that you have incurred clearing your land.
Clearing fly tipped waste from private land
If you pay someone else to remove and dispose of fly tipped waste from your land, you must make sure that these persons are authorised and that you are given and keep safe a ‘controlled waste transfer note’. You will need this note as evidence should any wastes that have been removed from your land be found fly tipped elsewhere.
If anyone fails to provide you with a controlled waste transfer note, refuse to use their services and report them to us online or on 01482 300 300.
Fly tipping can lead to serious pollution of the local environment and significantly harm health and the quality of peoples’ lives. Fly tipping also affects the health of local water courses and public spaces, damages wildlife and ecosystems and reduces the value of property.
Citysafe Hull City Council Kingston House Bond Street Hull HU1 3ER
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