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Fly Tipping

Pembrokeshire County Council is committed to stamping out the illegal disposal of waste. We are committed to dealing with environmental crime by the use of £350 Fixed Penalty Notices for fly tipping.

To report fly tipping contact us on: fly.tipping@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or the dedicated fly tipping phone line: 01437 775253

Alternatively you can complete this form Report Fly Tipping and forward it to fly.tipping@pembrokeshire.gov.uk 

To enable us to promptly locate your report and potentially identify the fly tipper, we request that you provide, to the best of your knowledge and in as much detail as possible, the following information:

  • It’s location (in as much detail as possible)
  • Your name, address and contact details
  • The size and type of waste
  • Your name, address and contact details
  • If you witnessed the incident take place
  • The date and time the incident took place
  • If you have any evidence i.e. photos/videos
  • If you’d be willing to make a witness statement

Pembrokeshire County Council has launched a new scheme to encourage residents to report fly tippers.

This scheme encourages residents who spot fly tippers to report the offender to the council for a £100 reward following the payment of a Fixed Penalty Notice or a successful prosecution.

The council wants to put a stop to fly tipping and we need your help to catch the culprits to keep your County cleaner, greener and better.

The council is also working with its Waste Improvement team to encourage residents to keep the County clean.

Discovering fly tipping

What to do when discovering fly tipping:

  • Do not touch or disturb the waste and keep animals away from it where possible.
  • From observation only, try to see what the waste consists of, take photographs if possible.
  • Note the exact location of the waste material and its surroundings such as whether or not it is in water or close to drainage.
  • Fly tips often contain evidence that can help identify the culprit and aid in their prosecution. Do not remove any evidence as it could damage any potential prosecution case taken by the council.

Removal of fly tipping

Where the fly tip is located will determine who is responsible for its removal.

When the investigation is completed and any evidence is safely gathered, arrangements are made for removal. If the waste is on highways land or any other land owned by the council, Environmental Services will be contacted for removal. If the waste is on privately owned land the responsibility for removal falls to the land owner/occupier.

If we have evidence of the culprit responsible for the fly tip, then the council will consider taking the matter to prosecution.

Please note that the offence is triable either way, which means that it can be heard in either the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court. If a conviction is secured, the maximum penalty in the Magistrates’ Court is an unlimited fine and/or up to 12 months’ imprisonment and the maximum penalty upon conviction in the Crown Court is an unlimited fine and/or up to 5 years’ imprisonment.

Should you decide to have your waste removed other than by the council

Every household in Pembrokeshire has a legal responsibility to dispose of its rubbish in the appropriate manner.

If you have your rubbish removed and it ends up being fly-tipped, you could be held responsible and fined.

Find an upper tier waste carrier via Natural Resources Wales

Remember...

  • Always ask to see an up to date & valid upper tier waste carrier’s certificate and do not use waste contractors who won't show you an original certificate.
  • Keep a record of the waste carrier's details in case they fly-tip your waste and it is traced back to you e.g. a copy of their waste carrier’s certificate, a receipt which includes the business details of the registered operator, the make, model, colour & registration number of the vehicle taking your waste away.
  • Businesses must always get a copy of a waste transfer note from the person who takes the waste away.

You can read our Privacy Notice here

This notice explains why we collect and keep your personal information, how your information is used and what we do with the information we collect.

 

 

 

 

ID: 419, revised 15/04/2020