Earlier this week Scottish Land & Estates met with Zero Waste Scotland to discuss the ongoing issue of flytipping. We received a useful update on FlyMapper, a reporting tool developed to help Local Authorities report and monitor incidences of flytipping, information recorded includes the size and type of waste tipped. The tool has proved useful in allowing Local Authorities to identify flytipping ‘hotspots’ enabling targeted action and campaigns to better tackle flytipping incidents.
Zero Waste Scotland are also working with Local Authorities to develop flytipping communication materials as part of a targeted campaign to be launched later this year, in addition they are also working in partnership with Local Authorities to develop litter prevention plans.
Currently, communication materials being developed are primarily being aimed at householders as evidence gathered suggests that flytipping incidents are at the very least originating from householders and there is a need to remind and educate householders of their responsibilities when disposing of waste. It is anticipated future campaigns will be targeted towards tackling the commercial side of flytipping.
During the course of the meeting some joint working opportunities were identified, we will feed back on these here as they develop, in addition Zero Waste Scotland has invited Scottish Land & Estates to attend the next meeting of the Local Authorities to share case studies and to discuss linkages for future project work together.