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.

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.

A wide variety of wastes are fly-tipped. These include:

  • household rubbish
  • large domestic items e.g. such as fridges and mattresses,
  • garden refuse
  • dead animals
  • tyres
  • clinical waste

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.

Tell us about a fly tipping problem that you have seen in East Devon.