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Fly-tipping is a serious, unsightly and illegal action undertaken by a minority of the community, such actions can have a large impact on a local community as well as affecting council budgets for the removal of such waste.

Fly-tipping can adversely affect communities as it can make streets and open spaces look neglected as well attract anti social behaviour such as vandalism, fly posting and litter. All of this contributes to the decline of an area and increases the fear of crime, it can affect trade, tourism and investment in that area.

Any individual or business who fly tips anything on council or private land is committing an offence and could face a fine of up to £40,000.

If you see anyone dumping rubbish/waste or want to report fly-tipping let us know by completing our online form. Please provide as much information as possible such as location and the type of waste that has been dumped.

When we come across any fly-tipping or waste that has been dumped on council owned land we will uplift it. However our Environmental Health team will go through the waste to identify those individuals who may have dumped the waste. We are also using CCTV to identify and record these illegal activities in order to secure a successful prosecution of offenders.

Report litter

Please complete our online form to report a litter issue in your neighbourhood. Please provide as much information as possible.

See our Litter Strategy 2022-2027.

Community clean-up support

We provide support to community groups and volunteers within South Lanarkshire to organise and undertake local clean-ups. A local clean-up is a great way to improve your neighbourhood and get everyone in your community working together.

We are keen to support local people and community organisations to do their bit with all the equipment needed for a safe and successful litter pick. This includes providing bags, protective gloves and the loan of litter pickers. We also uplift the full bags of litter once they have been collected. Please complete our simple online form for requesting support for litter picking or arranging collection of bags after litter picking.

Request bulky/special uplift

All residents within South Lanarkshire are entitled to one free bulky uplift per year, this uplift can include the majority of household and garden items. Please fill out this online form:

Find your nearest waste and recycling centre

As well as using the bulky uplift form there are also six waste and recycling centre that will take most household and garden waste.

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