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Published Monday, April 16, 2018

This pack has been produced ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 17 April 2018 from 9.30-11am on fly-tipping. The debate will be opened by Neil Parish MP.

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For more detailed information about fly tipping, the legislation surrounding it and the various penalties for it, see Library briefing paper, Fly-tipping - the illegal dumping of waste.

What is fly tipping?

Fly-tipping is the illegal disposal of household, industrial, commercial or other 'controlled' waste without a waste management licence. The waste can be liquid or solid. Controlled waste includes garden refuse and larger domestic items such as fridges or mattresses. Fly-tipping is not the same as littering. More information on litter can be found in the Library Briefing Paper on Litter.

Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0087

Authors: Nikki Sutherland; Louise Smith

Topics: Environmental protection, Pollution

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