Flytipping is dumping anything on public land. It can be anything from a bin bag next to a bin to a mattress or garden waste on the street or in a park. It’s illegal to do this.

If you’ve spotted flytipping please report it to us and we’ll remove it. 

You don't have to use myaccount, but if you want to keep track of your request, you'll need to register with mygovscot myaccount.

Report flytipping     

Proper ways to dispose of large items

If you have unwanted household items that are too big or heavy to go in your bin, you should consider if the item can be reused and use the re-use tool.

If it's not reuseable,  you can take it to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.  Book a visit to a household waste recycling centre

We can also collect bulky items.  You can request a collection of household bulky waste items

Investigating illegal dumping

We will investigate and dispose of flytipping on public land.

If you have any information that may help solve an incident of illegal dumping please email

Please include the location and a description of what has been dumped and any information on who left the items or the registration number of the vehicle involved.

The Council can issue fixed penalty notices of £200 for flytipping. Courts can impose a penalty of up to £40,000 or imprisonment.

Where items are flytipped on private land, the landowner is responsible for clearing it away.