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Waste Info - Littering

What is illegal dumping?


Illegal dumping is the disposal of more than 200L of domestic or commercial waste on public or private land without approval. Leaving unwanted items on the kerbside or outside charity bins or shops is illegal dumping. Common illegally dumped items include:

  • household rubbish and garden waste
  • household goods (such as appliances, electrical items, and furniture)
  • building waste (construction and demolition materials)
  • tyres
  • chemical drums and paint tins
  • asbestos