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Birmingham City Council

Dumped Rubbish and Fly-Tipping

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Dumped Green Waste

Please read the following information before you report dumped green waste.

If you have found green garden waste that has been dumped and you can see a yellow Birmingham City Council enforcement sticker on it please be advised that this matter has already been reported to us and one of our enforcement officers will have been out to try and identify who has been responsible for illegally dumping the waste.

If you have not found an enforcement sticker on the waste please report the dumped garden waste using the form above and we shall arrange for an enforcement officer to attend and investigate the matter.

The new green recycling collection service is now chargeable, BCC do not collect green recycling from any household that has not signed up for the new chargeable collection service.

Dumped rubbish is not only unsightly it is also illegal and can lead to a fine of up to £2,500. We investigate rubbish that has been dumped and may serve a legal notice to landowners to clear rubbish that attracts or harbours vermin. You can make a report online by using the button above.

We will collect:

  • Dumped rubbish from the public highway or pavement – within two working days
  • Dumped rubbish from recycling sites – within one working day

If you feel the rubbish is a health hazard, for example, if it’s attracting vermin or smelling badly report it to our Public Health team.

For hazardous or toxic waste such as asbestos or paint, see the Hazardous Waste page.

If you want to report rubbish dumped in any of the places below, please contact the relevant place.

Essential Information
  • Fly-tipping is illegal, bad for the environment and often a health hazard. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) estimates that clearing fly-tipped rubbish from the streets costs local councils £4 million a month.

    According to DEFRA, household waste (including leftover DIY material and abandoned electrical goods such as fridges) account for half of all fly-tipped rubbish in England.

    As well as uninformed householders, organised criminal gangs carry out fly-tipping, operating illegal waste disposal services for money.