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Fly Tipping


Anti-social behaviourHertfordshire Constabulary treats the issue of fly tipping extremely seriously and works with local councils to prosecute anyone caught illegally depositing waste.


Fly tipping, which can range from a single black rubbish bag to multiple loads of construction waste being dumped, can blight areas and seriously impact on the quality of life for people living near by.


It can threaten people’s health and the environment, and is costly to clear as well.


Fly tipping carries a fine of £50,000 and a maximum sentence of five years.


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Reporting fly tipping
Simple steps to prevent fly tipping


Reporting Fly Tipping


Hertfordshire Constabulary is committed to tackling fly tipping and works with your local council to tackle it.


If you see incidents of fly tipping in progress then please dial Telephone 999 immediately. Please give as much information as you can and do not approach those responsible.


Alternatively you can report fly tipping to your local council via the telephone numbers below:


Broxbourne Borough Council

Telephone 01992 785577

Dacorum Borough Council

Telephone 01442 867858


East Herts District Council

Telephone 01279 655261

Hertsmere Borough Council

Telephone 0208 207 2277

North Herts District Council

Telephone 0800 3286023

St Albans District Council

Telephone 0845 125 8000

Stevenage Borough Council

Telephone 0800 136661

Three Rivers District Council

Telephone 01923 776611

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Telephone 01707 357000

Watford Borough Council

Telephone 01923 278503


Web Link The Environment Agency has the statutory responsibility to investigate the larger scale fly tipping incidences where the waste may pose a serious risk to the environment and where the activity is linked to organised crime.


Simple Steps to Prevent Fly Tipping


If you give waste to anyone else, ensure they are authorised to carry it. Ask for their carriers authorisation. You can check online by clicking Web Link here or by telephone on Telephone 08708 506506.


Ask where the waste is going. Use the waste directory online to check legitimate sites by clicking Web Link here.


Ask for a receipt detailing where the waste is going, vehicle details, carriers authorisation number - this is a legal obligation if you are in business but is good practice if you are a private householder.


If you are a business and need to know more about protecting your environment use Netregs online by clicking Web Link here.