Fly-tipping


Please note:

We will not be able to remove any fly-tipping from privately owned land. It is the responsibility of the land owner to remove the waste. However, details of the fly-tipping can be passed on to our enforcement team to be investigated.


What is fly-tipping?

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish or bulky items on land that isn’t licensed to receive it. Fly-tipping can be dangerous to people and wildlife, it pollutes land and waterways and costs the tax payer significant amounts of money to clear away.

Dumping household, industrial and commercial waste is a serious criminal offence. Anyone caught fly tipping risks getting a criminal record, losing their vehicle (if it was used to fly-tip), being fined (up to £50,000) or even being sent to prison. We treat this problem very seriously and will always try to prosecute anyone caught fly-tipping waste in the Wakefield district.

Where we can't remove fly-tipping
We can’t remove fly-tipping from privately owned land. It is the responsibility of the land owner to remove the waste. However details of the fly-tipping can be passed to our enforcement team to investigate.

We can’t remove fly-tipping from Wakefield District Housing (WDH) land. You can report fly-tipping on WDH land to OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507 or by email: onecall@wdh.co.uk


Report fly-tipping