Fly-tipping doesn’t just look bad, it’s also a serious health hazard. To help keep our neighbourhood clean and safe, we need your help.

All you need to do is… See It, Report It, Stop It. 

What is fly-tipping?

Fly-tipping is the ILLEGAL dumping of rubbish.

Anyone found guilty of fly-tipping face a fine of up to £50,000 and/or even a prison sentence.

Fly-tipping is on the increase in Brunswick and we need to stamp it out.

How you can help.

See it, report it, STOP it.

This leaflet explains what you can do to help if you see anyone illegally dumping rubbish or ‘Fly-tipping’.

The leaflet also details how you can help reduce waste in Brunswick by recycling more, and shows what to put in which colour bin.

Manchester City Council (MCC) recently replaced all black household bins in Brunswick with smaller grey ones, therefore we all need to do our bit and recycle more.

Bin collection day is Friday.

What damage can fly-tipping do?

  • It can cause pollution and contaminate land.
  • It can affect our health
  • It can endanger our wildlife
  • It is unsightly, spoiling our communities and the quality of life for local residents.
  • It encourages others to dump more waste.

Who pays for fly-tipping?

We all do. Every year, it costs Council Tax Payers around £300,000 to clear waste dumped illegally on public land in Manchester.

Tip us off:

Please report fly tipping as soon as possible to us on 0300 555 0128 or complete our online contact form.

How to report it:

  • Safety first – do not confront fly-tippers.
  • Do not look for clues in the waste yourself, as there may be harmful items hidden in it.
  • Keep any notes you make at the time, even scribbled ones, which can be very valuable as evidence.
  • Take photos if safe to do so.

Alternatively you can report it directly to Manchester City Council and search ‘fly tipping’.

Manchester City Council will investigate incidents, to catch and prosecute offenders. If convicted of fly-tipping you could be fined up to £50,000 and up to 1 year in prison.

*Any information supplied will be treated in strictest confidence in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Any S4B residents who report fly tipping will automatically be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win £75 worth of shopping vouchers.

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