Fly-tipping

The fly-tipping of waste is illegal, and we work closely with other organisations including Kent County Council, other local authorities, Trading Standards, the Environment Agency and Police to ensure those responsible for fly-tipping are dealt with.

Our new Environmental Enforcement Team have gone from strength to strength since they began work in July 2021.

The team have been dedicating their time investigating and enforcing flytipping, commercial waste, duty of care and littering across Ashford and Tenterden.

They have been hard at work carrying out investigations into instances of flytipping in the borough and have issued numerous fines to people who were not disposing of their rubbish legally and responsibly.

Large fines will be given to those responsible for fly-tipping and those who have failed to treat their waste correctly. 

Duty of Care

Before you allow anyone to remove your waste YOU must ensure they are registered with the Environment Agency as a 'Carrier of Waste' and that they give you a Waste Transfer Note for the waste they are removing.

Here is a video which explains how to dispose of your waste safely and legally.

Who removes fly-tipping from my land?

Removal of fly-tipping from private land is the responsibility of the land owner. Please visit the National Fly-tipping Prevention Group website for advice on what to do with fly-tipped waste and how to protect your land. 

Find out more information about our Environmental Enforcement Team.

How do I report fly-tipping?

Report fly-tipping online or telephone 01233 331111 (8.30am - 4.00pm Monday - Friday).