How to Report Flytipping
Flytipping is estimated to cost the Scottish tax payer £11 million each year to clear up, while the average farmer/land manager spends £1,000 per annum clearing private land of dumped waste.
The main source of flytipping is householders, either through dumping their own excess waste or not ensuring that those who do work for them, such as carpet fitters, plumbers and joiners, disposing of waste on their behalf, do so appropriately.
If you are a householder with waste which is bulky and difficult to move or have too many black bags to fit into your bin - you have a number of options for getting rid of it.
If you own/manage a business then you are responsible for the disposal of the waste generated by that business. Either:
Remember, if you give your waste to someone who is not authorised, and it ends up being dumped, you could be the one that's prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act (1990).
A fixed penalty notice can be issued on the spot to people caught flytipping, but if the case is taken to court fines of up to £40,000 can be imposed by a sheriff.
Prevent illegal waste collection by reporting anyone who doesn't produce an appropriate certificate.
The Scottish Flytipping Forum represents both those affected by flytipping together with those responsible for the investigation and disposal of the consequences of these incidents. The work of the forum includes: a national database of Flytipping incidents, national awareness campaign, provision of best practise and training for local authority enforcement officers and others.
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000