Reporting fly-tipping issues

Fly-tipping is defined as 'the illegal deposit of any waste onto land that does not have a licence to accept it’.

Those found guilty of fly-tipping can face fines of up to £50,000 and/or a prison sentence. The law imposes a duty on householders to ensure that waste is disposed of properly and the London Borough of Bexley is issuing Fixed Penalty Notices of £400 for the unauthorised depositing of waste.

Report fly-tipping


You can also report fly-tipping to us on 020 8303 7777, or

Fly-tipping enforcement

If you see waste which has been fly-tipped or witness someone in the act of fly-tipping, we will need to know the following information: which can be emailed separately to

Any vehicles which were involved in the fly-tipping (please take note of registration numbers, make of vehicle and any company names/logos)

  • where the waste has been fly-tipped (addresses and locations are always helpful)
  • what you witnessed (Were people seen? How many? What were they wearing?)
  • when you witnessed it (date and time)

We will also need:

  • your name
  • your address
  • a contact telephone number and/or email address

This information will only be seen by Council staff (we may need to contact you as part of our investigation). It will not be shared without your permission, but we may be unable to investigate without this information.

Pay a fine

Pay a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)