To report a flytip as it happens, please call Surrey Police on 999.
If it is not in progress, but you have information that may help us, please:
Details of flytipping we currently need your help with are on our appeals for information.
For major incidents, or those where there is a serious pollution risk, call the Environment Agency on 0800 807060.
Flytipping is the illegal dumping of waste and is a crime. It can cause serious pollution of the environment, can be a serious risk to human health, can harm wildlife and farm animals, spoils the local neighbourhoods and our quality of life. It costs an estimated one hundred million pounds a year to clear up and is a major problem for land-owners and farmers. Flytipping also undermines legitimate waste management companies who are undercut by illegal operators.
Flytipping is an offence that could result in offenders facing fines of up to £50,000 in Magistrates Court, unlimited fines in higher courts, or even prison sentences of up to five years. Tandridge District Council is committed to reducing the impact of flytipping and will work actively with land owners to identify offenders, prosecuting where appropriate.
We will deal promptly with flytipped material left on council land or highways, and will give advice to land owners affected by flytipping. Any incident of flytipping should be reported promptly.
Tandridge District Council offers a reward of up to £500 for information which leads to a successful prosecution in cases of flytipping. In most cases witnesses must be willing to provide a statement that will be used in the court process.
Do not pass waste to anyone without checking that they are authorised to take it. The waste may well end up dumped in a Tandridge lane and you will have committed an offence. Anyone who removes waste from your property, including builders, must be authorised to do so. In most cases this means that they will have to be a registered waste carrier.
The Environment Agency has a public register of waste carriers (This link will open in a new window) so you can see if an individual or firm holds a waste carriers registration certificate. Our waste enforcement officer will also be happy to give advice.
Download a guide for landowners and land managers (This link will open in a new window) on tackling flytipping.
Dumping garden waste in hedgerows and woodlands is also classed as flytipping and although it seems like a sensible solution it can actually cause a lot of damage to the environment. It unfortunately provides an ideal environment for wasps, rats and other pests, it can crush delicate wild flowers and introduce garden plants and weeds that may take over the natural environment. Even the most innocent dumping of a few grass clippings encourages others to do the same which can result in household refuse also being dumped. Instead of dumping your garden waste you can use it in your own garden to make compost to enrich your soil. Alternatively you could take it to a Community Recycling Centre (This link will open in a new window).
For further information please contact Amenity Services on 01883 722000 or e-mail email@example.com.
You can also call the 24 hour automated telephone information service on 08459 400 472.
Or write to us at:
Tandridge District Council
8 Station Road East
Oxted RH8 0BT
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