Northampton Borough Council
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About flytipping

Flytipping is the illegal disposal of waste and is a criminal offence that can carry a sentence of 5 years' imprisonment and a £50,000+ fine.

Not only is it an eyesore and degrading to communities, it can also pose a danger, particularly to children.

Fly tipping in Northamptonshire costs local tax payers over £750,000 to deal with every year.

Report flytipping online

The council has an easy to use, online tool for reporting a range of environmental crimes and other issues, including fly-tipping. 

Removing waste responsibly

It is up to you to dispose of your rubbish responsibly.

If you find you have too much rubbish, or rubbish that won't fit in your bins/boxes for weekly collection, you should take the rubbish to your local waste and recycling centre.

If you have large, heavy items to get rid of, we offer a collection service which can be booked online:

Using tradesmen

If you are using a third party (e.g., a builder) to dispose of waste on your behalf, you are responsible for ensuring they are a registered waste carrier so always ask to see their certificate. 

Make sure you get a receipt confirming what they have taken, where they have disposed of it and details of any payment made.

If the waste is later found to have been fly-tipped and you don't have this proof, you will still be legally responsible for the offence(s) and could be prosecuted.

What we do

Our Environmental Crime Team lead the way in tackling fly-tipping and other environmental crimes such as littering, dog-fouling and graffiti.