Fund to fight flytipping

Thursday August 11th, 2011

The Highland Council has published details of a new £50,000 fund offering grants of between £500 and £10,000 being launched by Zero Waste Scotland.

The scheme aims to help local communities tackle flytipping by providing them with cash to remove dumped waste and take steps to prevent future problems. 

Open to community groups, landowners and land managers who are experiencing persistent problems of flytipping, the closing date for applications is Friday 9th September 2011.     

The Flytipping Small Grants Scheme is being run by Keep Scotland Beautiful on behalf of Zero Waste Scotland, with support from the Scottish Flytipping Forum. 

Councillor John Laing, Chairman of The Highland Council’s TEC Services Committee said:  “We are very aware of the misery and cost of persistent flytipping on private land that is outwith the local authority remit. Landowners often don’t know that they are responsible for the cost of clearance of flytipping on their land until it happens to them. Highland Council is fully supportive of the Flytipping Small Grants Scheme and we hope that it will benefit landowners plagued by persistent flytipping in the Highlands.

“I would urge the public however to be vigilant and to report sightings of flytippers as catching the culprits who are the root cause of this problem is key to keeping the Highlands beautiful. Call the Dumb Dumpers Stop Line on 0845 2 30 40 90 if you witness flytipping taking place.”

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