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At its September meeting ERP endorsed the creation of a Task and Finish Group to look at the issue of large-scale fly tipping. 

This follows a significant rise in the number of incidents of tipping waste in rural Essex over recent months, where the waste constitutes one or more lorry-loads.  Waste has been deposited illegally on private land, public land and public highways.  ERP agreed to bring together key partners to maximise effectiveness in addressing the issue by working together. 

The Task and Finish Group first met on 9th November, where information was shared between partners, and the process for reporting fly tipping incidents was clarified. 

At the Essex Young Farmers Show in May 2017 we distributed the following advice leaflet to view please click here

If you see any scale of fly tipping ‘in progress’ this can be reported to Essex Police, who will treat the incident as criminal activity and prioritise according to standard procedures.

If an incident constitutes a van-load or less, and does not contain hazardous material, you should contact your local authority. 

If the waste constitutes a lorry-load or more, or contains hazardous waste of any kind, or if you see illegal tipping in progress, you should contact the Environment Agency or CRIMESTOPPERS

The Environment Agency can be contacted via a National Incident Control Centre on
0800 80 70 60.

CRIMESTOPPERS - 0800 555 111
Call anonymously with information about crime, it is a 24/7 service for you to give information about crimes or criminals. Please note if you see a crime taking place, dial 999 immediately.

Small-scale fly tipping can be reported to Local Authorities in Essex via the following contacts:

Authority Area Telephone Number link to webpage link to reporting form
Basildon 01268 533333
Braintree 01376 552525
Brentwood 01277 312500
Castle Point 01268 882200
Chelmsford 01245 606606
Colchester 01206 282700
Epping Forest 01992 564608 during office hours or 01992 564000 at all other times
Harlow 01279 446655
Maldon 01621 854477
Rochford 01702 318111
Southend 01702 215006
Tendring 01255 686768
Thurrock 01375 652 652 
Uttlesford 01799 510510

You can download the list of Local Authority contacts here