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4. Fly tipping
Fly tipping and is an offence under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Fly tippers risk prosecution and could be eligible for a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice and a maximum fine of £50,000 or 12 months’ imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates’ Court.
Tackling fly tipping
We take instances of fly tipping seriously and will investigate all cases where details of individuals/companies are found within the rubbish. To deter fly tippers, we’re using mobile CCTV across the borough and evidence captured is used for prosecutions.
Should you find any fly tipping, you should contact the council. DO NOT touch it or remove any evidence.
Your waste, your responsibility
You have a duty of care under the Environmental Protection Act to ensure your rubbish is disposed of properly.
If your rubbish is found dumped, you will receive a fixed penalty notice for £300. Failure to pay will put you at risk of prosecution.
Here are 5 tips to help you:
- Make sure you use our recycling centres properly. Non-recyclable waste left at a bring site is fly tipping.
- Check anyone who collects waste from your home is a registered waste carrier on the Environmental Agency website.
- Ensure that you get a waste transfer note from your waste carrier.
- Try using our bulky waste collection service
- Visit your nearest Surrey County Council Community Recycling Centre