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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.


  • Thursday 24th February, 2022

    This week, Police Horses Mendip and Trinity have been patrolling Frome as part of Operation Hoofprint, targeting fly-tipping hotspots as well as making use of their Go Pro cameras on the country lanes.

    In addition the neighbourhood team have continued their patrols in vehicle patrol the lanes and stopping and recording any suspicious vehicles encountered.

    We are communicating regularly with our partner agencies and hope to continue joint patrols to maximise our impact.

  • Sunday 23rd January, 2022

    We are kicking off the New year with further intensification patrols tackling fly tipping. A team of Police Officers, PCSOs and Environmental Health Enforcement Officers will be carrying out stop checks and inspecting vehicles carrying waste. We will be looking to, firstly educate drives of what waste carrying licences they required and then enforcement of any laws being broken. Police will also be able to deal with any other vehicle offences committed at the time of the stop.

  • Monday 29th November, 2021

    Frome Neighbourhood Police team has expanded our patrols with Mendip District Council and have started mobile patrols intercepting vehicles at fly tipping hotspots. Recently we had a positive stop search of a van. As a result the driver will be required to produce their waste carriers licence or face a fine. First time offenders are given 14 days to produce their licences, failure to do so or repeat offenders face a fine.

    Maximum fine for fly tipping is £50,000.

  • Saturday 16th October, 2021

    Frome Neighbourhood Police and Mendip District Council have used complementary powers to crack down on fly-tipping. Vehicle stop checks have been made in the fly tipping hotspots surrounding Frome. 28 vehicles have been stopped and checked over two dates. Three waste carrier licence warning have been issued which will require the drivers to produce their licences within two weeks or face a fixed penalty notice. We have also place three, seven-day notices of vehicles involved in fly tipping which were registered as SORN.

  • Thursday 9th September, 2021

    Joint patrols with Police and Mendip council are being carried out this month to track down on illegal disposal of waste. If you carry waste as part of your work please ensure you hold the relevant licences and that the are in date. Waste carrier licences will be checked as part of these patrols.

  • Saturday 21st August, 2021

    Flytipping patrols have continued in the lanes surrounding Frome. Evidence found in flytipping has been recovered and will be used to identify culprits.
    We urge everyone who sees flytipping being committed to reporting offending vehicles to the Police. we rely heavily on reports made by the public to tackle neighbourhood issues such as fly-tipping.

  • Sunday 8th August, 2021

    Fly tipping remains prevalent on the rural beat for both Frome Rural North and South. Patrols are continuing regularly to tackle fly tipping and to Identify people involved. We encourage anyone who witness fly tipping to report it to the police and to the council so we can collate all relevant information.

  • Wednesday 7th July, 2021

    Frome Rural NPT have had to attend a recent fly-tip fire. The fire service was call to assist in the extinguishing of the fire.

    We encourage anyone who sees suspicious activity either the dumping of waste or the ignition of fly-tips to call the emergency services on 999 0r 101 non emergency.

    All reports of suspicious activity however small will aid us in our investigations and ability to prevent fly-tipping occurring into the future.

  • Saturday 12th June, 2021

    Frome Neighbourhood Police is currently preparing for joint patrols with environmental health officers from Mendip District Council. We will be combining Police and Environmental Protection powers in order to carry out robust patrols.  In the lead up to these patrols, we have been diligently gathering intelligence surrounding suspicious activity, people and vehicles.
    Every report of suspicious activity in relation to flytipping is helping us build up the picture of who is involved with dumping waste.
    If you see something that does not feel right, please report via 999 or 101.

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