There has recently been an increase in “fly tipping” within the Perth & Kinross area, most likely due to the current closure of recycling centres in accordance with coronavirus guidelines.
Fly tipping, or the illegal disposal of waste, is hazardous to the natural, social and economic environment. Depositing waste can have a catastrophic effect on wildlife as there is potential for harmful chemicals to contaminate habitats and other elements such as the soil or rivers.
Usual places for fly tipping are quiet, rural locations where individuals are less likely to be caught or confronted by members of the public. The pictures we’ve included here were taken recently at Wicks O’Bailie near Bridge Of Earn.
If you suspect someone of fly tipping you can call 101 to report it to police, anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111, or also at
Zero Waste – https://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/DumbDumpers
Fly tipping is a criminal offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and if anyone is found guilty of an offence they can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £200, or could even potentially be sentenced to imprisonment and risk a fine of up to £40,000.
Tayside Partnership Against Rural Crime (TayPARC) will continue to work alongside all key members and partner agencies to tackle all fly tipping, and will take robust action against those found to be responsible.
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Ashley Mitchinson (Police, Constable, Perth and Kinross)