Fly tipping is a criminal offence under Section 3 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and recent new powers have been granted specifically in Wales under the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 to tackle waste crime. Waste crime carries a hefty penalty of up to £50,000 fine or imprisonment and in the last year in Wales, prosecution rates for offenders was over 95%. The costs of fly tipping clearance amounts to nearly £2 million a year.

Issues of land ownership and the complexity of waste materials mean that fly tipping instances do not always fall under the responsibility of the local authority. To report an incident of Fly tipping in your area and for information for landowners and businesses, visit the Fly Tipping Action Wales website.

If you see waste crime being committed, you can also call the police (non-emergency) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Keep Wales Tidy work with community groups, volunteers, schools and other organisations across Wales who are dedicated to a cleaner, greener environment in their area. We work closely with Fly Tipping Action Wales and businesses to ensure that waste crime is tackled quickly and effectively and to communicate responsibilities under the Waste duty of care.
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