Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider a report on the fly tipping enforcement policy


The old authorities in Buckinghamshire did not issue fixed penalty notices against flytipping offences. This was mainly due to the two tier system, the Waste Collection

Authorities (District) had the legal power whilst the Waste Disposal Authority

(County) conducted the investigations into Fly-Tipping but didn’t have the power.

The new Buckinghamshire Council now has full powers and therefore it is proposed

that the new Council should utilise these and make arrangements to issue FPNs for

fly-tipping offences at the earliest opportunity. This policy would enable that to

happen and would also generate between £10,000 and £20,000 of additional income

annually. Also enforcement officers would be enabled to deal with more investigations in a more streamlined manner.



Members of the Cabinet AGREED the revised wording to recommendation number three.  The following recommendations were AGREED for the Fly-Tipping Enforcement Policy.


1. To sign-off agreed Enforcement Policy regarding enforcement against fly-tipping attached as per Appendix A.

2. To utilise powers to serve fixed penalty notices in response to low level dumping offences and failures in duty of care by householders.

3. To finalise agreed level of FPN issued for fly-tipping offences to be £400 with an early payment discount rate of £100 resulting in a fine of £300.


Details of any conflict of interest declared: None.

Contact: Gary Slee, Enforcement Team Leader Email:

Report author: Sally Taylor

Publication date: 21/04/2020

Date of decision: 21/04/2020

Decided at meeting: 21/04/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/04/2020

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