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What Is Fly-Tipping?

Fly Tipping is the "illegal deposit of any waste on to land that has no licence to accept waste."

Waste includes: general household waste, larger domestic items eg fridges, mattresses etc, garden refuse, commercial waste eg builders rubble, clinical waste and tyres.

It is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to fly tip any material. Conviction could lead to a heavy fine.

Remember - if you are asking a third party eg a builder or contractor to dispose of waste on your behalf, you should ensure they are a registered waste carrier. You are responsible for checking they are registered, so always ask to see their certificate. Always get a receipt confirming what they have taken and where they have disposed of it and details of any payment made. 

Full details on how to report fly-tipping are available on the Cheshire East Council Website.