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Tackle Fly Tipping Together

Fly Tipping

We are working in partnership with the 12 local councils in Kent to tackle flytipping and waste crime. Flytipping is a crime with serious consequences and serious penalties.

There should be no excuses for flytipping, with residents and businesses aware of their responsibilities when disposing of waste following last year’s campaign around illegal waste carriers.

Flytipping is dealt with by your local district or borough council. Residents can continue to dispose of waste by:

  • Going direct to their local household waste recycling centre.
  • Booking a bulky waste collection from their local district/borough council for a small charge.
  • Hire a waste contractor to dispose of their waste. Before doing so they should ask for a waste carrier licence, where the waste will be disposed and a receipt/invoice.
  • According to the Environment Agency (EA), over a third of illegally dumped waste is from households which have used unlicensed waste operators.

Illegal waste carriers often target people via social media or local advertising, luring customers in with cheap rates to dispose of unwanted furniture, fridges or garden waste. However, these unlicensed carriers often simply dump the waste along country lanes or farmers’ fields leaving the bill for removal and disposal with the landowner.

Householders or small businesses found to be using criminals to dispose of their waste can and are being prosecuted by local authorities in Kent and issued with a fine.

Keep Kent Clean