Fly-tipping: Reporting and removal
Help us to keep Newham clean and tidy by correctly disposing of waste and telling us about dumped rubbish. Fly-tipping is illegally dumping your rubbish and waste. This can be next to a public bin, a street corner, any public street, alleyway, grass verge or public land.
Fly-tipping commonly includes:
- Black bin bags
- Items of furniture
- DIY material.
Dumping waste is a crime
Dumping any waste is a criminal offence and you can be issued a £400 fixed penalty notice on the spot. We can issue fines and/or imprisonment for those convicted of the offence.
You can report fly-tipping online, on this website. 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.
What happens next?
We aim to clear fly-tips on publicly owned roads and paths within 24 hours. Sometimes there can be a delay while we run checks to find out who owns the land or due to a different vehicle being needed to collect upholstered furniture.
If there is evidence or a witness for a case of fly-tipping on either public or private land, we can investigate and prosecute all offenders caught.
Fly-tipping on private land
We are not responsible for clearing fly-tips on private land.
It is the responsibility of the land owner(s) to clear fly-tipping 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.