Greenwich council is urging people to report illegal fly-tipping in their area.

Fly-tipping is the deliberate dumping of rubbish in place where it shouldn’t be left.

It doesn't matter if it is a single bag of rubbish, a mattress or a large amount of builders rubble, it is illegal and you can be prosecuted if you get caught.

The Council will only clear up fly-tips on land that they are responsible for and will always first try to gather evidence and catch the people responsible.

If you witness a fly-tipping incident in progress, you can help by giving us details.

Please email the council at with these details:

The name and address of the individual committing the offence if you know who it is

A description of the individual

Details of any vehicles involved including make, colour and registration if possible

Any company details (i.e. name of the site of a company van or vehicle)

The time and where you saw them committing the offence.

What happens to people caught fly-tipping?

The Council takes action against people caught fly-tipping, including:

Seizing vehicles used to illegally dump rubbish or used by unregistered persons to transfer waste


Serving notices on owners or occupiers for untidy or overgrown gardens that cause nuisance

Serving statutory notices

Serving community protection notices.