Fly-Tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of any waste, from builders’ rubble to tyres, mattresses to white goods and black sacks of rubbish, on land that does not have an environmental permit.
 
Report a fly-tip by completing the online form Report Fly Tipping or by contacting customer services on 01643 703704 or email customerservices@westsomerset.gov.uk. We endeavour to make collection within 48 hours.
 
Everyone in West Somerset can fight fly-tipping, from reporting incidents and those responsible to ensuring their own waste is not fly-tipped. Each individual and business has a duty of care over their waste, even after it has left their home or premises. Failure to take reasonable steps to do this risks prosecution and a fine.
 
If you or your business pay someone to remove your waste - man-with-a-van, builders, gardeners, carpet-layers or other trades people - ask to see their waste carrier's licence, and ensure you know where your waste will go.
 
You can check online to see if they are registered with the Environment Agency.  Alternatively, you can call the agency on 03708 506 506 (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm).
 
Read more about fly tipping at the Somerset Waste Partnership website.