Flytipping is the illegal practice of dumping unwanted items in the environment.
It is costing the taxpayers of Ribble Valley over £40,000 a year to remove flytipped waste dumped in laybys, open land, by the roadside, , in the countryside and backstreets. This anti social activity as well as costly, spoils our environment and damages the reputation of Ribble Valley as an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Before and after a flytipping clean up
Flytipping varies in size from a bag of rubbish to a wagon load of material and some material can be hazardous waste which could be harmful to health.
If someone is caught flytipping or if waste from their home or premises is found flytipped they can be fined up to £50,000 or face possible imprisonment.
This Council takes all incidents of flytipping seriously no matter how much waste is involved and will take proceedings against those responsible.
If you see anyone flytipping in the Ribble Valley, try to make a note of where and when you saw the incident, the vehicle type and registration number and what waste was dumped. Call Ribble Valley Borough Council immediately on 01200 425111 or if it is out of office hours report it to the police.
Please do not try and tackle a flytipper yourself.