What is fly-tipping?

Not only does fly-tipping pose a risk to people and wildlife, damage the environment and spoil the enjoyment of our towns and countryside, it also costs a lot of money to clear up.

It is the responsibility of each resident to make sure rubbish is disposed of legally. Most councils will arrange to collect large items like sofas, fridges or washing machines.

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and carries a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months in prison. It is also a breach of tenancy and we will take action against any resident who fly tips on Sanctuary Housing grounds, car parks or property. This could include being recharged for the costs of removal, being given an antisocial behaviour contract or, in severe cases, an injunction or eviction.

If you see rubbish that has been fly-tipped on Sanctuary Housing property, please contact us and we will make arrangements to remove it. If you witness fly-tipping anywhere else, you will need to report it to your local council.

Further information about the types of antisocial behaviour:


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