Flytipping is the illegal dumping of waste. It is not only illegal, but unattractive
and can be dangerous especially to children and wildlife. Flytipped waste includes:
- old furniture
- garden waste
- construction debris
We have powers to take action against flytipping under the Environmental Protection
Flytipping on public land
You can also contact the Community Safety Team:
We will need a location and description of what has
been dumped. It is helpful if you can provide us with a description of the people
or vehicles involved.
If you are caught flytipping, you could face a large fine or even time in prison.
We will investigate all reports of flytipping on public land. If we can identify
who has left the rubbish, we will issue the person responsible with a Fixed Penalty
Notice or send a report to the Procurator Fiscal.
Flytipping on private land
Private landowners are advised to secure their land against flytipping. If you
own private land, it is your responsibility to clear up any flytipping and dispose
of the waste correctly.
To report flytipping on private land, please contact
or the Scottish
Environment Protection Agency (SEPA):
Disposing of Waste