The illegal dumping of waste costs the community
thousands of pounds a year to remove and has an adverse effect on
the environment. During 2012/13, there were 662 recorded
incidents of fly-tipping. The Council takes a firm line with
people who dump their waste in the Borough and,
where the evidence is available, will pursue legal action.
During 2012/13 there were 3 prosecutions for
If you have household rubbish to dispose of, please do not dump
it in the countryside or at the recycling centres but use the
household waste sites. If you have bulky rubbish to
dispose, telephone the Helpline on 01992 785577 and get it disposed
of by the Council. You can report a fly-tip online
Alternatively, you can contact the Helpline on 01992 785577. A
fly-tip report is investigated within 24 hours.
If you witness the incident happening please
contact the police immediately on 999 with details of the vehicle
including the registration number and if possible a description of
Broxbourne Council encourages residents to ensure waste is
disposed of correctly
To reduce the amount of household waste being fly-tipped each
year, residents wishing to dispose of bulky waste such as garden or
tree waste, white and other electrical goods, wood or furniture
need to ensure that their waste is disposed of properly.
Residents must check that their waste collection contractors
are properly licensed waste carriers, or be liable for a fine of up
to £5,000 if their waste is fly-tipped. A Leaflet is available
to provide more information.