Dumping your garden waste in hedgerows counts as flytipping and is illegal

Flytipping includes dumping garden waste anywhere, including in hedgerows, grass verges and woodlands.  Just because it may eventually compost down, does not make dumping acceptable or permissible.

Now that the summer is here, there seems to be a growing problem in Pitstone with garden waste and grass cuttings being dumped in numerous places throughout the village including: all along the field side of Vicarage Road, through the Byway Open to All Traffic between Queen Street and Grange Road, in the woodland at the end of Church Road and all through the woodland walk that runs between Castlemead and Vicarage Road.

As well as causing problems for the landowners where the material has been dumped (for example preventing grass cutting and blocking drainage ditches), dumping your waste in this manner is illegal and you could be fined and ordered to pay costs.

Further information about the “Illegal Dumping Costs” campaign by Bucks County Council can be found here:


You can report flytipping here:


You can subscribe to the brown bin garden waste collection service here:


Or you can take your garden waste to a recycling centre, contact details here:



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