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.

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 a receipt and reference number you need to tell us either your email address or mobile number.

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.

After reporting

After you've submitted the form the fly-tipping you’ve reported will 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 the status of your report.

The pin will stay on the map for 14 days, during which time you can come back to the web page to check the status of your report.

What happens next

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 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.