What To Do If.....

What should you do if you witness somebody fly-tipping?

Report it.  How can you report a case of fly-tipping?

You can either use the online form to report an incident of fly-tipping or call Bedford Borough Council on: 01234 718060
All information given is strictly confidential.

You will be asked you for the following information:

  • The date, time and place that you saw the fly-tip
  • What has been fly-tipped and how much and what it looks like.
  • Any vehicle details and description
  • Description of the person/people involved
  • Any photographic evidence taken
  • Your contact details (in case our officers have trouble locating the fly-tip).


Never touch the waste - it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances.

Never disturb the site - there may be evidence that could help identify the fly-tippers and lead to their prosecution.

Never approach anyone you see fly-tipping - they could become violent.