Litter

  • It is an offence to drop litter, spray graffiti, fly post and allow dogs to foul
  • Although it is an offence to drop litter, it must be witnessed by a Police Officer/Community Support Officer or Council Warden and it is likely that if any course of action is pursued, it would be a penalty notice for disorder
  • Fly tipping can range from a single black rubbish bag to multiple loads of construction waste being dumped which can blight areas and seriously impact the quality of life for people living nearby. It can threaten people's health, cause damage to the environment and is costly to clear
  • If you know someone is fly tipping you should gather as much information as possible, such as the details of the rubbish being dumped and where and when, then contact your local council. If the amount being dumped is a very large quantity then you should report the matter to the Environment Agency on 0800 807060
  • If there is a large amount of rubbish being dumped there and then, please contact the Police with as much information as possible including descriptions of the people, vehicles involved and registration numbers. This is because in extreme cases the Police can take action, although they may choose to work with the Local Authority Environmental Protection Department.  If the rubbish is on private land then it is the landowners responsibility to remove it. The council can come and remove it but there will be a charge. If the rubbish is on council land then you should contact your Local Authority to come and remove the rubbish

Contact Information

OrganisationContact NumberWebsite
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council01874 624704www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk
Caerphilly County Borough Council01443 815588 or 01495 226622www.caerphilly.gov.uk
Monmouthshire County Council01633 644644www.monmouthshire.gov.uk
Newport City Council01633 656656www.newport.gov.uk
Torfaen County Borough Council01495 762200www.torfaen.gov.uk