Orkney Islands Council
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Fly-Tipping

Fly-tipping means illegally dumping waste in an unauthorised place. This may be a bin bag of household waste or large quantities of domestic, commercial or construction waste.

The local authority has responsibility for investigating reports of fly-tipping and taking action against offenders. Fly-tipping is a serious offence that can result in a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) or prosecution. The current level of the FPN is £200 and prosecution may lead to a fine of up to £40,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

Where the waste is hazardous the council has a responsibility to ensure public safety until such time as the waste can be removed.

Reporting Fly-tipping

Please contact Environmental Health if you have any concerns regarding fly-tipping on telephone 01856873535 or by e-mail.