Fly-tipping

Dumping rubbish or unwanted items in the street or on open land – fly-tipping – is illegal.

If you see some fly-tipping you can report it to us using our online form below. Please don't move or remove anything contained in it; it could be harmful to you and tampering with any evidence linking a person or address to the rubbish could harm our investigations.

If the fly-tipping is on private land it's the land owner's responsibility to remove it. We'll still investigate, but will contact them to tell them it needs removing.

You can check if some fly-tipping has already been reported to us, and the status of existing reports, on the map below.

We're currently experiencing some issues with cases still stating in progress when it should be stating closed. We're working on this. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Reported fly-tipping

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Reporting fly-tipping

If the fly-tipping you want to report isn't on the map, please tell us about it using our online form.

You'll need to show us on a map where the fly-tipping is by clicking to drop a pin. You'll also need to tell us the type of rubbish, and approximately how much, has been dumped. You can upload a photo of the fly-tipping as well, if you have one.

You can make your report anonymously, but if you'd like to receive a receipt and reference number you need to tell us your email address.

If you saw the fly-tipping being dumped and are willing to give us a witness statement that we may use to prosecute the person responsible, you'll need to tell us your details so we can get in touch.

Please note: waste left in purple sacks isn't fly-tipping - this is rubbish that's been collected as part of an organised litter pick. We'll have already been told about these by the organisers and arranged for them to be collected, so you don't need to report these as fly-tipping.

Please don’t use this form to report anything else at this location other than fly-tipping. We have different forms to report issues such as dog-fouling or a litter bin that needs emptying. You can find our full list of reporting forms here.

After you've made your report

After you've submitted the form you'll see a confirmation screen that includes status updates for your report. You can bookmark/favourite the webpage so you can check back later to see the report status. If you've told us your email address, we'll send you a receipt including a link to view the status updates.

Your report will also appear as a pin on the map. You might need to wait a couple of minutes and refresh your screen to be able to see it. The pin will stay on the map for 14 days, during which time you can come back to this webpage to check the status of your report.

What we'll do

When we receive a report about fly-tipping we aim to have the rubbish removed within five working days. 

It could take more than five days if hazardous waste is involved. For example, we have to get specialist contractors to remove things like asbestos or chemical substances.

If the tipping is on private land we'll contact the land owner to tell them it needs removing. If you're the landowner but you can't remove the fly-tipping we can remove it for you, but we'll charge you the cost of doing this.

If we can prove who carried out the fly-tipping we can fine or prosecute them and seize any vehicles involved.

Tackling fly-tipping

Together we can tackle fly-tipping and keep Barnsley clean and tidy.

We’re encouraging everyone to dispose of their unwanted items and rubbish responsibly as part of our #EverybodyThink - tackling fly-tipping campaign. If you need to get rid of something too big to fit in your bin, you can ask us to collect large unwanted items for a small charge.

Use the hashtag #EverybodyThink on social media to see what we’re doing, with your help, to reduce environmental crimes in the borough.