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You can report fly tipped rubbish with the Hull City boundary if you -

  • find any fly tipped rubbish
  • have witnessed rubbish being fly tipped
  • know someone who is fly tipping in your area

English iconReport fly tipping or dumped rubbish

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Alternatively you can report fly tipping by -

What to do if you witness fly tipped waste

If you witness fly tipping take place -

  • 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.

Report an illegal waste carrier

Recycling and getting rid of your waste legally

In England and Wales, the disposal and recovery of waste is strictly controlled.

Only registered waste carriers are lawfully permitted to remove and transport waste from where it is produced to an authorised waste management facility for disposal or recovery.

You can check whether a person is authorised on the Environment Agency’s website.

Check whether a person is authorised on the Environment Agency's website (link opens in a new window)

Find out more about trade waste collection

Health and pollution risks of fly tipping

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.

Contact us

Hull City Council
Kingston House
Bond Street

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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