Fly tipping

Fly tipping is an increasing problem throughout the Scottish Borders. This is dumped waste on public or private land such as:

  • old furniture
  • household white goods
  • construction debris
  • grass cuttings

Although fly tipping is illegal, punishable by heavy fines or even imprisonment, people still see this as an acceptable and easy method of waste disposal, despite jeopardising the environment and the obvious risks to both humans and animals.

Report fly tipping

Private Landowners

  • If you own private land where fly tipping has occurred it is your responsibility to clear-up the area and dispose of waste correctly.
  • Consider limiting vehicle access to sites where fly tipping regularly occurs.
Report fly-tipping online

Environmental health

Noise and odour control, contaminated land, food safety, health and safety, licensing, infectious disease, stray dogs

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800