Fly-tipping or dumped rubbish

We investigate reports of fly tipping when rubbish or bulky items are dumped on public or private land.

We can only clear dumped rubbish when it is left on:

  • public land or roads
  • within a Harlow council flat block
  • within a garage block

We cannot clear dumped rubbish from private land ourselves, but we can issue a notice to landowners asking them to remove it.

Report fly tipping online

To report fly tipping, you will need:

  • the location of the dumped rubbish
  • details of the person who dumped it and their vehicle registration number (if you witnessed it)
  • a photo of the rubbish (if you have one)
  • your name, address and contact number

Once we receive your fly tipping report, HTS (Property & Environment) Ltd will:

  • remove fly-tipped waste from public land as soon as possible (this may be delayed by Enforcement Officer investigating the offence)
  • remove fly-tipped waste from private land with the owner’s permission and at a cost to the owner

If our evidence proves who is responsible for the fly tipping, we will prosecute them. If the court finds them guilty, they could receive a fine of up to £50,000 or get 12 months in prison.