The Scottish Flytipping Forum has been using the Dumb Dumpers campaign and website to tackle flytipping since 2004 when it launched a nationwide campaign to:
- make people aware that flytipping is unacceptable;
- warn flytippers that they run the risk of being caught and fined; and
- provide a simple way for members of the public to report flytipping to the enforcement agencies.
This site highlights the work, past and present of the Scottish Flytipping Forum, and also provides guidance and information on how you can help combat flytipping; whether you are a landowner who is a victim of it, a member of the public wishing to report it, a business looking for advice on appropriate waste disposal, or an enforcement agency wishing to prosecute.
did you know?
The most commonly dumped waste recorded is household items.
Flytipping is a criminal offence. The fixed penalty notice for flytipping will quadruple from £50 to £200 from 1 April 2014. If you don't pay, you may be prosecuted and risk a fine of up to £40,000 or 12 months in prison.
You can find more information in the increase to Fixed Penalty Notices and some useful information to help highlight the changes here