The council investigates complaints of rubbish accumulations which have been dumped on land.
Following an investigation, we can take action against the occupier or owner of the land to get the rubbish removed.
If the issue is associated with gardens, such as where piles of rubbish are affecting other properties and preventing neighbours from enjoying the use of their garden, we may use our statutory nuisance powers to resolve the problem.
Fly tipping is the general term used for rubbish that is illegally deposited on land without permission from the landowners.
Report it to us using the button below and please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any other advice or information.
We do not consider anonymous complaints unless there are exceptional circumstances.
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- Your contact information including address, telephone numbers and email (where applicable).
- The address and other information about the issue.
- Description of the issue.
- Date and times of the issue and how it affects you.
- And finally whether or not you have reported this issue to us before.
Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of investigating complaints about fly tipping and on the basis of public task and legal obligation under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Who will receive or see my personal information? Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes. Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary. There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice which can be accessed here.
We will normally contact you within two working days to explain how your complaint will be dealt with.
Our initial contact with you is likely to be a telephone call. We will endeavour to use your preferred contact method wherever possible
You may prefer to write, email, or telephone environmental health on 01395 517456.