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Fly Tipping and Littering

We are determined to keep West Devon a green and pleasant area to live in and to visit. Fly Tipping is unsightly, unhygienic often dangerous - and it is also illegal.

Fly Tipping on Public land

We will investigate and clear fly-tipped waste on public land or the highway.

How to report Fly Tipping

To report incidents of Fly Tipping on public land please contact our Customer Services team

Disposal of bulky household waste

  • If you have bulky household waste to dispose of such as fridges, freezers, beds and sofas; this can be arranged by contacting FCC on 01837 659309. There will be a nominal charge for this service. Further information on bulky items can be found here Collection of Large Items.
  • If you employ the services of a private waste collector you must take reasonable steps to ensure they are registered with the Environment Agency as waste carriers
  • Any bona fide waste carrier will show you a certificate or authorisation card proving they are a registered carrier
  • You are advised to obtain a receipt and make a note of the registration number of the vehicle taking your waste.

Remember, if you transfer waste to an unauthorised waste carrier and the waste is then fly tipped you may then be liable to prosecution.