The most common fly-tip is a black bin bag of household rubbish at the side of a main road
Do you know the difference between littering and fly-tipping?
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. It can vary
in scale significantly from a bin bag of rubbish to large
quantities of waste dumped from trucks. Fly-tipped waste
may be found anywhere, such as roadsides, in lay-bys or
on private land.
A wide variety of wastes are fly-tipped. These include
rubbish, large domestic items, such as fridges and
mattresses, garden refuse, tyres and clinical waste. Large
amounts of waste from construction, demolition and
excavation activities are sometimes dumped. A quarter of
illegal dumping incidents dealt with by the Environment
Agency in 2002 involved this type of waste.