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Report Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping and the law

Environmental Protection Act 1990

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 is the main piece of legislation in England and Wales which seeks to protect the environment. It includes two key sections relating to the prevention of fly-tipping (Sections 33 and 34). The Act places a duty of care on anyone who produces or deals with waste in any way stating that reasonable measures should be taken by all to ensure waste is being dealt with by someone who is legally authorised to do so. 

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 gives regulators more powers to tackle fly-tipping and courts the ability to impose tougher penalties. Fly-tippers can now be fined up to £50,000 and / or be given 12 months in prison in magistrates’ courts. In higher courts, fly-tippers can face unlimited fines, incur community punishment orders, or be given prison sentences of up to five years.

If you would like to find out more about legislation around fly-tipping please refer to the Defra website

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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