Crackdown by council after rise in fly-tipping

Fly-tipping at recycling centre
Fly-tipping at recycling centre

An appeal has gone out after 
a rise in the number of 
anti-social residents dumping rubbish illegally, particularly at recycling centres.

East Dunbartonshire Council wants a crackdown on the 
fly-tippers and has put out 
a plea to the public for 

If caught, they could be find themselves having to fork out a £200 fixed penalty under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Depute Chief Executive - Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets, Thomas Glen, said, “The majority of people in East Dunbartonshire 
take great pride in the area and as a result it is a pleasant place for people to live, work and visit.

“Unfortunately, however, we have been seeing an increase in fly-tipping across the area.

“Not only are items dumped at road ends and wooded areas but rubbish is being left on the ground at 
recycling facilities at supermarkets, leisure centres and car parks.

“We are appealing to local residents to ensure they sort their recyclable materials in to the correct bins .

“We would remind 
people that fly-tipping includes dumping items in the vicinity of the recycling bins which could find them issued with a £200 Fixed Penalty 

Mr Glen added: “Whilst we regularly empty the recycling bins we would ask residents to contact the Council on 0300 123 4510 if they come across any that are full so that we can ensure the facilities are operating efficiently to reduce fly-tipping in the community.

“Residents can also report any incidences of fly-tipping they have witnessed on the same telephone number.”

A spokesman for environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy said: “Respect for the planet begins with respect for the neighbourhood.

“Where we live matters. Cleaner streets, beaches and parks provide the backbone for strong communities.