Chesham residents have been warned they face fines of up to £400 after piles of unwanted clothes, bags and other household items were found dumped outside charity shops.

Bucks Flytipping tweeted a number of shocking photos showing boxes of clothes, shoes, bags and even a lamp and what looks like a baby bath left outside charity shops in the town, warning residents it was considered flytipping.

It also said dumping the items this way could trigger a £400 fixed penalty fine.

The tweet said: “Charity shops in #Chesham, Bucks being hit by unwanted ‘donations’.


“This is #flytipping. #Zerotolerance policy applies – dumping items in this way can trigger £400 fixed penalty fines.

“Please contact individual shops for current donation terms/procedures.”

It comes after charity shops were forced to closed during lockdown, then allowed to reopen on April 12 alongside other non-essential retail.