Flytipping is the illegal dumping of items.

If your waste is fly-tipped by you, or by someone of your behalf, you could face a fine or court action. Make sure whoever you use to get rid of your waste and items is registered waste carrier. You can get further advice here.

You are fly-tipping if you leave items:

  • beside street bins and recycling banks
  • on the floor of communal bin areas
  • outside closed recycling centres and charity shops

You can report fly-tipping in Colchester online.

Report fly-tipping

Page last reviewed: 27 February 2020


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