Fly-tipping is illegally dumped rubbish which can lead to a significant fine and imprisonment.
A fixed penalty will only generally be offered where a small quantity of waste is fly-tipped, or waste has since been cleared by the offender. In all other cases we will prosecute.
What to do if you receive a fixed penalty notice
There is no appeal process for an environmental offence. You should pay the fine within the period specified on the fixed penalty notice.
- If you do not pay the fixed penalty in time you may be fined and prosecuted. You may also end up with a criminal record and have to pay our costs.
- If you pay the fixed penalty in time we can't prosecute you and the fixed penalty won't result in a criminal offence.
- If paid within 10 days: £280.
- If paid after 10 days but before 28 days: £400
How to pay a fixed penalty notice
You can pay online with a debit or credit card. The fine must be paid in full and cannot be paid in instalments. You will need the following from the fixed penalty notice.
- The fixed penalty notice number (The letter E followed by a 5-digit number)
- The date the fixed penalty notice was issued