Keeping the streets clean

3. Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of rubbish on land that is not licensed to receive it. Fly-tipped waste can be found anywhere, such as roadsides, in lay-bys or on private land.

Fly-tipping can be dangerous and hazardous to the public. It can also pollute surrounding land and waterways and damage wildlife and ecosystems. It costs the council tax payer significant amounts of money to clear away.

In Stockport we deal with around 3000 incidents of fly-tipping each year. We urge residents to report fly-tipping to us so we can keep Stockport clean and green. You can do this by visiting the report it section of the council website.

There are many different ways you can dispose of unwanted household goods. To find out more visit our waste and recycling webpages.

Fly-tipping is illegal. Anyone caught fly-tipping waste is committing a serious criminal offence. Fly-tipping fines range from a £400 fixed penalty notice (reduced to £250 if paid within 10 days) up to £50,000 and/or 12 months imprisonment in a Magistrates Court.

If the case goes to the Crown Court fines are unlimited. A sentence of up to 5 years in prison can be awarded.

To report fly-tipping issues use our online form below:

Report a fly-tipping issue