Dumping waste is a crime
Dumping rubbish or bulky items is a criminal offence known as fly-tipping and you can be issued a £400 fixed penalty notice on the spot.
Newham Council will seek to prosecute offenders. At court you can receive an unlimited fine or up to five years’ imprisonment.
Bulky waste collections
Newham Council offers a collection service for large household items. You can book a collection for up to six items such as sofas, beds, fridges, carpets, chairs and televisions. It costs £20 to have your items collected from right outside your home.
Please put your bulky waste out only after it has been booked for collection and you have a reference number or you could receive a £100 fixed penalty notice.
If you use a clearance company to get rid of your rubbish, check they are a registered waste carrier.
If the company illegally fly-tips your rubbish, you could be held responsible and prosecuted.
Before you start
- where the rubbish has been dumped
- what rubbish has been dumped
- if you have any other details that could help us, such as a vehicle registration or the name of the fly-tipper.
If you catch a fly-tipper in action and are able to safely take a photo or video of them, their vehicle, or both without putting yourself in danger, tell us in your report. We may be able to use it to prosecute them.
You don't have to give your details, but if you use
your My Newham account to tell us about the problem, you will be able to track our progress.
If you have a smart phone or tablet, you can also report fly-tipping when you see it using our Love Newham app.
What happens next
We are not responsible for clearing fly-tips on private land.
We can help to clear the rubbish, but we charge for this service.
If you are a landowner, you must make sure that the area is as secure as possible.
Crime and anti-social behaviour hotline
020 8430 2000