Ryedale District Council


Fly-tipping is blighting too many parts of the Ryedale district – and is costing residents, businesses, landowners and the council thousands to clear away every year.

Much of the waste that is fly tipped in our district could be reused, recycled or disposed of free of charge at the Household Waste Recycling Centres in our district.

Dumping waste is a criminal offence with a fine of up £50,000 at Magistrates Court or an unlimited fine and a possible prison sentence of up to five years at Crown Court.

We’re also seeing a rise in the number of cases where residents have asked someone else to take their rubbish to the tip, often on Facebook groups. We’re reminding residents that if you ask someone else to dispose of your rubbish who later fly-tips it illegally – you are legally responsible for the correct disposal of your waste and could be prosecuted.

Always ask to see a waste carriers licence and ask where they are taking the rubbish.  A reputable company will be happy to answer your questions.  And always get a written receipt showing what has been collected and where the rubbish is going.

The clean-up bill to Ryedale District Council, and don’t forget that’s us as taxpayers, was approximately £10,000 in 2017/18. Much of this waste could be reused, recycled or disposed of free of charge at the Household Waste Recycling Centres in our district.

During June, the Don’t be a Waster – Reduce, Reuse, Respect campaign is looking at the issue. To raise awareness and deter potential fly-tipping, we will update our social media feeds ‘live’ for all aspects of our fly-tipping work – from initial reports to us, investigations by our Community Officers and to gather data on the time dealing with fly-tipping, to highlight how often the Council is dealing with and clearing these incidents.

If you witness fly-tipping taking place you can report it online with the vehicle registration details and as much information as possible about the location of the incident.

Contact us

Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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