Flytipping is the illegal dumping of any waste on to land – it's waste in the wrong place.

Fly tipped waste is not only illegal, it’s an unattractive addition to our local communities. Additionally the waste being fly tipped can be dangerous to the environment, to wildlife and to people and it costs Falkirk Council a lot of money in clean-up costs.

Fly tipped waste in general will largely be

  • Single or multiple bags
  • Household goods such as old furniture or white goods
  • Garden waste
  • Construction debris

Environmental Enforcement Team

Where we can, we will investigate all reports of flytipping.

Where fly tipping is on privately owned land, we will work with the landowners to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities - if waste is tipped on private land, it is the landowners responsibility to clean up, dispose of and we would recommend they consider taking appropriate steps to secure their land against future fly tipping. Advice is available via Zero Waste Scotland.

For all instances of fly tipped waste 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. We have powers under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to take action against flytipping.

Disposing of waste

Don't dump your waste, consider the following

  • We operate a bulky uplift service to dispose of larger items of household waste
  • You can also recycle a wide variety of materials at our Recycling Centres
  • Ask an authorised waste carrier to uplift the waste
  • Consider recycling or reuse for those items you no longer need which can be reused or recycled by others
  • If you are a small trader, you can access the recycling centres by purchasing a Small Traders Tipping Permit