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Report flytipping

We are committed to reducing flytipping in Hounslow and our Enforcement Team continue to gather evidence from flytipped items in order to investigate the source of dumped waste and impose fines on offenders.

In 2019, Hounslow Council issued 4,803 Fixed Penalty Notices in relation to flytipping and littering on both public and private land.

We continue to ask our residents to report any flytipping they encounter via the FixMyStreet app or by visiting

How to avoid being a dumper!

Flytipping is the illegal dumping of unwanted items. This can be large scale dumping such as by illegal waste carriers or even smaller scale dumping such as leaving an unwanted carrier bag of waste by bins.

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Leaving items in unauthorised areas causes a mess on our streets, can really impacts on people's pride of place, and puts added strain on our service providers - the men and women who work hard to keep our streets clean. We want to help you to dispose of your waste correctly so here are a few tips to get it right:


Please DO  Please DON'T
Recycle as much waste as possible Just dump it all
Leave in designated location Leave it by street bins or on the pavement outside your property (unless authorised to do so – check website)
Place recycling in bins provided Leave it by the recycling bin
Place waste in the bins provided in communal areas Leave it by bins, on the floor of communal areas or on estate grounds
Take unwanted good condition items to a recycling centre or charity shops during opening times Leave outside closed centres or charity shops
Check ways to dispose of your waste correctly Just assume it's ok if you're unsure


Don't let third parties fly tip your waste!

Everyone has a legal 'duty of care' to ensure your household or business waste is disposed of correctly.  If it's your waste, it's YOUR responsibility.

Always use a registered waste carrier to collect your rubbish.

You can Find a registered waste carrier in your area on the Environment Agency's website.

  • Suspect all waste carriers. Don't let them take your rubbish until they provide proof of registration. Note their vehicle's registration plate.
  • Check that a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency's website.
  • Refuse any unexpected offers to have your rubbish taken away.
  • Ask how your rubbish will be disposed of - seek evidence of this.
  • Paperwork must be obtained: a proper invoice, waste transfer note or receipt, including a description of the waste being removed and the waste carrier’s contact details.

For full details on how to recycle and dispose of waste responsibly, please visit

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