• report tipping when you see it
  • report suspicious or illegal activity
  • always ask your builder or waste carrier for their licence and check out their company registration on the Environment Agency website
  • look online at what a permit looks like
  • ask for a waste transfer note when someone disposes of your waste
  • photograph the material they take and the vehicle they use
  • make sure you know the name, business address and contact details and any company you pay to dispose of your waste
  • if you see someone suspicious 'helping' your neighbour, do something
  • protect your own property from tippers