Report fly-tipping

What is fly-tipping?

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish.


• Can cause pollution and contaminate land.

• Can affect our health

• Can endanger our wildlife

• Is unsightly, spoiling our communities and the quality of life for local residents.

• 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 our “Tip-Off” line 0300 555 0128 or complete our online 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 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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