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Tackling flytipping during coronavirus waste disruption

24 APR 20 | 1 minute read

As we are all spending more time at home, we might take the opportunity to spring clean our house or garden and as a result may have additional waste or large bulky items that we would normally take to a Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC).
 

In response to coronavirus, HWRCs, community recycling points and charity shops across Scotland have temporarily closed, to protect public health. 
 
Unfortunatly, the impact of this has already led to an increase in flytipping across the country.
 
Flytipping is a crime and presents a hazard to people and the environment. Not only that, at a time when local authority resources are stretched, being asked to deal with flytipping could threaten the availability of services to other areas of the community in need of support.
 
If you see evidence of flytipping you can report it online using the Dumb Dumpers form or directly to your local authority. 
 
With coronavirus posing a very real threat to all of us, now is not the time to try and dispose of additional waste or large items – so please keep them at home until recycling centres re-open.  Please do not accept offers of disposal from companies unless you know where it is going to end up. 

If you have any questions, hopefully we’ll have answered them on our FAQs page. You’ll find some handy tips below. Most importantly, thank you for not flytipping and doing your part by protecting Scotland’s environment and supporting our local authorities.

Flytipping is a crime and presents a hazard to people and the environment. Not only that, at a time when local authority resources are stretched, being asked to deal with fly tipping could really threaten the availability of services to other areas of the community in need of support.

Flytipping is a crime and presents a hazard to people and the environment. Not only that, at a time when local authority resources are stretched, being asked to deal with fly tipping could really threaten the availability of services to other areas of the community in need of support.

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