Armchair detectives - can you help identify the culprit?

All too often residents will have paid someone to get rid of their waste thinking that it will be disposed of legally. However, sometimes these people don't have a Waste Carriers Licence and are acting fraudulently - they just take your money and dump the waste in a quiet spot in our beautiful countryside.

Rubbish dumped on Hen & Chick Lane, Burford

This large amount of rubbish was dumped Hen & Chick Lane adjacent to the entrance to Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford in mid-March.

Do you recognise the waste pictured? Is it yours or a friend's/ neighbours?

If so, you may be able to identify the person who took this waste away and help us catch the offenders. We may also be able to help reclaim the money paid for a service that wasn't carried out as advertised.

Only holders of an authorised Licence can recover, transport, deposit or dispose of waste belonging to other people. Such licences are issued by the Environment Agency. Before your waste is taken away, you should ask the person to produce their waste carrier's licence and let you know where it will be taken. 

Report fly-tipping

  Fly-tipping facts:

  • Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on a site that has no licence to accept waste.
  • During 2014/15 in West Oxfordshire alone we cleared 532 fly-tips which cost £25,170 to clear up.
  • The types of waste that are fly-tipped include larger items of domestic waste such as fridges and mattresses or commercial waste such as builders rubble and tyres.

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB