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Frome Rural Priority – Fly-Tipping

Fly tipping is still prevalent in the lanes surrounding Frome. Regular patrols both during the day and after dusk are carried out. We encourage anyone who is hiring private waste disposal for garden or building waste, to check the contractor has a waste carriers license. Do your bit to prevent your waste ending up on your lanes. If your contractor can not show you a waste carriers license and is offering waste removal please report them to trading standards and the Police on 101.

Where practically possible lock and block your gates and field entrances. Logs, boulders and ditches can all help prevent access to the fields.


  • Wednesday 20th January, 2021

    We have seen a vast reduction in fly-tipping on the beat since this priority’s inception. Are last targeted patrols covered Lullington, Laverton, Buckland Dinham, Great Elm, Mells and Berkley?
    No flytipping was identified. This is a significant improvement on historic patrols.
    We are still monitoring fly-tipping and we encourage anyone with information on perpetrators of fly-tipping to contact the Police on 101 to help us tackle this issue.

  • Saturday 9th January, 2021

    Frome Neighbourhood Police have detect a small number of incidences where rubbish has been irresponsibly burned as a method of disposal. Referrals will be made to the  Environmental Health agency who will help with the enforcement against  such actions.

  • Thursday 3rd December, 2020

    Police have made referred several Fly-tipping reports to Mendip District Council.  We have also received information on suspected vehicles coming fly-tipping. We will be making enquiries into the owner of the car and challenge them on their involvement.

  • Saturday 31st October, 2020

    We are advising the public to report flytipping via This will ensure the quickest removal of the waste from the lanes.
    If you are a landowner we advise securing your fields by alternating the hinges on gates so that they can not be easily lifted off. Concrete barriers can also be set into the ground which tractors can ride over but lighter cars can not.  Drainage ditches can be strategically placed near hedges as an extra barrier.

  • Sunday 18th October, 2020

    Police are aware of the emerging increase in FlyTipping.We have conducted an increase in dusk and night-time patrols in the lanes to catch perpetrators responsible. We are encouraging the public to report any suspected vehicles involved.

    This will help us target our efforts tackling offenders.

  • Wednesday 7th October, 2020

    Frome neighbourhood police assisted in the recovery of an abandoned car dumped on Dark lane, on 04/10/2020.

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