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How to help avoid flytipping

Flytipping is a criminal offence and a serious blight on our countryside; it is unsightly, dangerous to wildlife and causes localised pollution.

Remember that you have a legal Duty of Care to ensure that your unwanted items are only removed from your property by a licensed waste operator who can legally carry and correctly dispose of waste.  If your items are in good condition, they can be passed on for reuse or unwanted items can either be collected from outside your home via a special uplift or taken to a Recycling Centre.   

Every incident of flytipping (on Council-land or on private land) results in an investigation so that evidence can be gathered and shared between Local Authorities, SEPA and Police Scotland.  If someone is found guilty of flytipping, they can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200 or face prosecution risking a fine of up to £40,000 and imprisonment.  

How to report flytipping 

Flytipping on Council land is cleared by PKC and householders can report fly-tipped waste via MyPKC. This is a financial burden to the Council so enforcement is taken where evidence is available.   

Flytipping on private land is not the responsibility of PKC - it is the responsibility of the landowner. Private land includes major estates, farms and land owned by organisations such as Forest and Land Scotland.  

Further information

If you have any other questions regarding the flytipping, please contact Perth & Kinross Council.  

Last modified on 09 February 2023

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