This term refers to the dumping of waste illegally, and not in an authorised, safe and legal rubbish dump. If any area of land does not have a licence to accept waste, then any waste left there is seen as fly tipping.
In 2017-2018, there were 34,502 reported incidents of fly tipping in Wales. That number is lower than it has been but is still a staggering amount. If you are one of the many that has ever been a victim of fly tipping, either on your land or with your waste, you will understand the troubles that this can cause.
Fly-tipping poses a huge threat to both humans and wildlife, and it ruins our beautiful Welsh scenery! Not only that, but it is harmful to the environment and costs a lot to clear up further down the line.
Anyone can be a target for fly-tipping, but if you have your own land slightly off-grid then you can be an even bigger target.
If you find that your land has been fly-tipped on, then your first port of call should be to get in touch with the council, whether it is on private land or public. On public land, the local authority will usually come and safely dispose of the fly-tipped waste. On private land, however, it is up to the landowner to deal with the waste.
To find out about our Fly-tipping Collection service and get your problem sorted quickly and safely, click here.