What is fly-tipping?

Fly-tipping is illegal dumping on a site that is not licensed to accept waste. The waste may include general household rubbish, larger household items, such as mattresses and fridges, garden refuse or commercial waste. It is an offence that can lead to a fine or imprisonment.

How do I report fly-tipping?

District and borough councils are responsible for the removal of waste on highways in East Sussex. You should contact your local council about fly-tipped waste found on:

  • roads, pavements or lay-bys
  • parks and grass verges
  • council car parks.

Contact your local council

Bigger incidents or possibly hazardous waste

For larger incidents of fly-tipping, including chemical spillage, contact Crimestoppers.

Private land

Fly-tipping on private land is the responsibility of the landowner.

See advice from the Environment Agency on clearing waste – fly-tipping on private land: landowner responsibilities.