Litter and Fly Tipping Raincliffe Woods and Forge Valley

Fly Tipping, Raincliffe Woods, Sawmill
12th February 2019

In recent weeks the number of occasions fly tipping has taken place has been very noticeable and Scarborough Borough Council have been very responsive to these incidents.

If you see something you can report using this link. REPORT FLY TIPPING

Overnight 11th - 12th February a decrepit caravan was abandoned at the Sawmill Carpark alongside Low Road / Lady Ediths. It must have been towed along Scalby Road at sometime and there is good evidence that suggests it has come from the within Scarborough and from an area close to by. If you saw the caravan being towed and can remember the details of the vehicle towing this can also help the Council to track down the person responsible.

If you recognise this caravan which possibly had some hens kept in it for a short time then please contact Scarborough Borough Council Cleansing Department. Any information provided can be made in confidence.

The following information is provided on fly tipping from the Borough Councils web site.
Scarborough Borough Council have a Waste Enforcement Team working in the community to tackle environmental crimes, such as fly-tipping.
Or call the Environment Agency via its 24-hour hot line number: 0800 807060.
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste and is a prosecutable offence.
Flytipping is a criminal offence and can incur fines of up to £20,000 in Magistrates’ Courts, unlimited fines in higher courts, community service orders or even prison sentences.
The most common types of fly-tipped waste include tyres, waste from building and demolition work, household waste and garden waste. Illegal dumping of hazardous wastes such as oil, asbestos sheeting or drummed chemicals also happens.
We seek to prosecute anyone caught flytipping waste in our borough.
If you discover flytipped waste, please follow these simple do's and dont's


TOUCH THE WASTE: flytipped waste can be dangerous - it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances.

Disturb the site: there may be evidence that could help identify the culprits and lead to their prosecution.


Visually inspect the waste: try to determine what the waste consists of and how much there is.

Take note of its exact location: and also, whether it is in or near water.