Tayside Councils Team Up To Tackle Flytipping
Perth & Kinross Council have teamed up with their neighbours in Angus and Dundee City Councils to tackle flytipping across Tayside
Flytipping is a crime. It is an eyesore that can cause harm to wildlife, pets and livestock. It scars our landscapes, dirties our towns and cities, clogs drains and pollutes the environment costing Councils, farmers and private land owners across Tayside thousands to clear up every year.
Working in partnership
Angus, Dundee City and Perth & Kinross Councils have come together to create an ad campaign that will commence on TayFM and Tay2 from Monday 20 September, and will run through to December. The campaign will highlight the issues caused by fly tippers and raise awareness of the correct ways to dispose of waste that doesn't fit in kerbside bins.
Flytippers often cross council boundaries, therefore it is important that all residents across Tayside know how to dispose of waste responsibly. If you have waste or unwanted items that don't fit in your kerbside bin, here are your options:
- If your items are still in a good reusable conditions, then why not donate them to a local reuse organisation or list them on a selling site such as Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree
- Get rid of your household waste for free at your local Recycling Centre. Check with your local Council for opening times and advice if using vans or trailers
- Arrange a Special Collection for bulky items through your local Council. Check what is accepted and the costs online
- If you have commercial waste you will need to pay for disposal, either using kerbside collections or a Recycling Centre
Using Private Waste Contractors
Private contractors can also offer collection services, but please make sure you check the following with them:
- Check they are registered with SEPA as a Waste Carrier
- Always ask for a receipt showing what was collected, the date and where your waste is going so if items get dumped you can prove it wasn't you that did it
Any reputable contractor will have no problem providing this information. If they cannot provide this, do not allow them to take your waste. Remember, services that sound too good to be true often are and lead to your waste being illegally flytipped or disposed of by other illegitimate means.
To report flytipping in your area, or find out more information on reuse, Recycling Centres or Special Collections, visit the following links to your council: