Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. It can vary in scale significantly from a bin bag of household rubbish to large quantities of waste dumped from trucks. Fly-tipping spoils our outstanding environment and unnecessarily costs the tax payer to clean up.
Please let us know if you witness any fly-tipping or have any information that could help us track down offenders.
A wide variety of wastes are fly-tipped. These include household rubbish, large domestic items, such as fridges and mattresses, garden refuse, dead animals, tyres and clinical waste. Large amounts of waste from construction, demolition and excavation activities are sometimes dumped.
We are responsible for the removal of fly-tipping from our property, Devon County Council highways, roads, pavements and lay-bys. We don't remove fly-tipping from private property - this is the responsibility of the landowner. Large scale fly-tippings can be investigated by the Environment Agency or the Police.
Fly-tipping is a serious crime and we always look to catch and prosecute those committing it. It is punishable by up to two years imprisonment and up to a £50,000 fine upon conviction.