Fly Tipping

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There has been a significant increase in the amount of fly-tipping in rural Essex, including some on an industrial scale. Essex Rural Partnership is co-ordinating a countywide response through a Task and Finish Group, whose membership includes the Environment Agency, Essex Police, Local Authorities, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Rural Community Council of Essex, National Farmers Union, Country Land and Business Association and Essex Crimestoppers, amongst others.

We are combining intelligence and resources and have run joint operations to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice. All commercial companies and contractors taking waste from a householder should hold and be able to produce a waste carrier licence and should be willing to give you a receipt stating details of the waste they are taking. You can verify a waste carrier licence at

Advice if you find fly-tipped waste:

Do not interfere with the waste in any way – it could be hazardous and moving evidence could affect the ability to prosecute if the perpetrator is found.

Report it immediately – details are shown below of who and how to report fly-tipping. If the waste constitutes a lorry load or more, or contains hazardous waste of any kind, or if you see illegal tipping in progress, you should contact the Environment Agency or Crimestoppers.

The Environment Agency can be contacted via

the National Incident Control Centre on 0800 80 70 60

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


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Anything that constitutes a van-load or less, and does not contain hazardous material, should be reported to your local authority –

Brentwood 01277 312500

Our vision is for a county which engages, values and respects its rural environment; and where rural communities fully contribute to and benefit from a healthy, prosperous and connected Essex.