Prosecution warning after fly tipping increases in Richmondshire

Richmondshire residents are being warned that flytippers will be prosecuted after 30 loads of rubbish were dumped in the district.

With the larger household waste recycling centres closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, district council officers say they are having to deal with a three fold increase in fly tipped waste.

In the last three weeks members of the district council’s street scene team have had to pick up 30 lots of dumped waste, including garden and household waste.

“We are diverting much needed street cleansing resources to picking up waste tipped by irresponsible and anti social individuals,” said corporate director, Colin Dales.

“We ask all residents to dispose of their rubbish and recycling responsibly – via our kerbside collections or our smaller recycling bring sites.

“Despite the situation we are in at the moment we will continue to prosecute fly tippers.”

To report incidents of fly tipping contact the council on 01748 829100 with as much detail as possible, including where, vehicle registration, description of individuals.


  1. What did the council expect to happen when the tip was closed? People are using this enforced time at home to have a “clear-out.” We have and now have “stuff”in our garden which would normally go to The Tip. Surely it is an area where people do not have to be in close contact & those using the facility would be required to dispose of the rubbish into the skips unaided.
    Think again Richmond Council!!

  2. Perhaps the Household recycling centres could open a couple of days per week with a skeleton staff with disposable gloves there just to direct and advise people to the correct skips from a social distance.

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