Flytipping is the illegal deposit of any waste onto land that does not have a licence to accept it.

Kirklees Council will take enforcement action against the perpetrators of flytipping where there is enough evidence. This can be on private or council-owned land.

Evidence can include seeing somebody dump waste or CCTV showing waste being dumped, or there may be potential evidence in the waste.

We can issue a fine (called a fixed penalty ticket) or prosecute in a Magistrate Court for flytipping offences.

When flytipping is on private land it is the responsibility of the landowner to clear the waste appropriately.

If you use a third party to dispose of the waste then you must ensure that they hold a valid waste carriers licence. Check the Register of waste carriers, brokers and dealers

How to report flytipping

Fill in our simple online form.

Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes

Report online

After you have reported it

If provide your email address, you will:

  • receive an email confirmation of your report
  • receive an update about what has been done once action has been taken.
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