Fly Tipping

Published: 30 November 2020

If they tick the box to say they witnessed the dumping occurring, it asks them for all the relevant details: please go to the TKBTC website page (or you can just put “Fly tipping” into the search bar on the main web page).

Fly tipping can include anything from a sack of rubbish to a large scale lorry load of waste. Fly tipping also includes the dumping of individual or mixed special wastes such as chemical drums, asbestos and gas cylinders.

What will TMBC do?

TMBC will arrange for dumped material to be cleared from borough council and public land within 48 hours. Specialist waste such as asbestos and large scale dumping may take longer to clear whilst they arrange for appropriate collection vehicles and disposal facilities. Fly tipped material causing an obstruction on the highway will be reported to the highway authority so that it can be made safe for road users until it can be removed.

TMBC is not responsible for removal of fly tipped waste from privately owned land (such as housing associations) but are happy to offer advice to the landowner on clearance and disposal.

Where evidence of who dumped the waste is found, enforcement action is taken. A fly tipping prosecution can result in a maximum fine of £50,000 and/or up to 12 months in prison.

What information do TMBC need?

So that TMBC can process the report as quickly as possible, please provide them with as much information as you can, such as:

Exact location

Date and time the incident was noticed

Description of the items fly tipped (note potential hazards)

Details of offender and their routine if known

Registration plate, make and colour of any vehicles involved

If it is crime in progress report to Kent Police on 101

How to report: