Privacy notice fly tipping

Details of what information we collect from you, what we do with it and who it might be shared with.

Information we collect

We’ll be asking for the location of the fly tipping and what’s been left. You can also choose to tell us your name and a contact telephone number.

Why we collect this information

We need the location and details of the problem so we get it fixed as quickly as possible. You have the option to tell us your name and contact details and these may be used in different ways. We may use them to contact you if we have any queries or need any additional information. If we investigate the fly tipping and decide to prosecute the person or company responsible we may use your details in the court documents or ask you to be a witness. You have the choice of what personal information you give and also to what level you’re happy for us to use it. You don’t have to give your personal details at all - we’re still able to look at the problem without them. 

Who we might share your information with

If the fly tipping is in a park or playground we may pass your details to the parks team.

If the issue is outside a council house, on an estate or council owned garage compound we may pass your details to the housing team.

What we do with your information

Aside from cleaning up the rubbish we use non-personal information from your report for statistical purposes. This helps us monitor areas where fly tipping is frequent or there is a particular pattern that needs further investigation.

How long we will keep your information

The information in your report will be kept for 12 months. In cases where we are prosecuting the person responsible your details will be held for 12 months after the court case is concluded.

Your rights

You do have some legal rights in respect of the personal information we collect from you. Please see our Privacy policy page for further details.

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

You can also contact our Data Protection Officer by email at