You may have already heard of the What3Words app as it has been around for a little while now, however it is gaining momentum and finding more purposes over time, including use by the emergency services.

By enabling residents to use the What3Words app, fly-tips across the borough can be reported with more precise locations.

Every 3m by 3m in the world now has a 3 word address, this is the simplest way to communicate that precise location in any circumstance.

For example one 3m x 3m square at the entrance of Municipal Buildings car park in Boston can be identified more precisely as //evenly.spits.spin as opposed to the postcode of PE21 8QR which covers a larger area. A report with a precise location will allow our teams to locate and deal with the fly-tip more quickly, especially in more rural areas of the borough where a postcode typically cover a much wider area.

Cllr Deborah Evans, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services at Boston Borough Council, said: “Our fly-tipping collection crew work tirelessly to ensure that fly-tipping is dealt with swiftly and quickly across the borough, but can’t do so without the continued help of our residents.

“It is hoped that by introducing the use of the What3Words app, they will be able to locate and deal with fly-tipping much easier.”

Anyone wishing to report fly-tipping via this app giving a more precise location should download the What3Words app to pinpoint those three unique words linked to that location.

The three words will then need to be pasted into the relevant box when reporting fly-tipping via the council’s website ‘fly-tipping report it’ form at or provided when emailing your report to