Rubbish and fly-tipping

It's very sad and such a nuisance to see that fly-tipping is affecting our community. Unfortunately, tenants are suffering due to the inconsiderate actions of others.

We do take this very seriously. We always try to clear areas within 24 hours of a report, but some more complex issues may take up to five working days.

In the six months to August 2023 we spent £22,470 on clearing bulk waste, and the annual cost (2023/24) to us of litter picking comes to £36,615.

A team of litter pickers wearing high-vis vests and holding litter pickers, with hoops and filled rubbish sacks, standing on a grass verge

Report fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste, whether it's a single bag or a vehicle-load of rubbish. We work with the local authority to ensure that wherever possible offenders are prosecuted. Fly-tipping is punishable by an unlimited fine or imprisonment.

If you see any waste dumped on Red Kite-owned land please tell us as soon as possible using this form. All information is useful so tell us as much as you can, including the number plate of any vehicle being used.

If the fly-tipping is on land belonging to the local authority or a private owner, please use FixMyStreet to report the problem. If you are not sure who the landowner is, use this form, and we will find out.

- optional: please provide a number we can contact you on if we need any further information.
Please provide as much information as possible about the location of the fly-tipping to help our contractors find it and clear it up:

Further details of location (optional)

You can use the what3words website or app to specifiy a precise location.

You can use this latitude and longitude finder to give us the precise location.

Please provide as much information as possible to help our contractors identify the waste and clear it up:
E.g. faeces, drug paraphernalia, flammable substances
If known

By submitting this form you are confirming that you have read and understood the following data protection statement: The information you provide will be held by Red Kite Community Housing in accordance with our data protection policy, privacy notices and retention schedules; the Data Protection Act 1998; and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. It will be used solely for the purposes described on this form. The information you provide will not be passed on to any third parties without your permission and Red Kite Community Housing does not sell any data to third-party organisations.


Unwanted bulky items?

Did you know that you can arrange for the council to come and collect your unwanted bulky items? They can collect all sorts from carpets and mattresses to beds, furniture, domestic fridges and freezers. They even offer a discount if you're in receipt of income-related benefits. Take a look at the Buckinghamshire Council website for more information.

A Red Kite member of staff in a high-vis vest in front of a skip full of waste

Want to know which bin to put something in or where to take it?

On the Buckinghamshire Recycles website, you can search for an item and they'll tell you how to recycle, compost or dispose of it! Visit the waste wizard.

Thinking of taking your rubbish to a household recycling centre?

If you're wondering how it works, what you can take, or whether or not you'll be charged, take a look online.