Funds for sufferers from fly-tipping

A NEW £50,000 fund offering grants of between £500 and £10,000 has been launched by Zero Waste Scotland to help communities tackle fly-tipping.

It provides cash to remove dumped waste and take steps to prevent future problems.

Open to community groups, landowners and land managers who are experiencing persistent problems of fly-tipping, applications can be made at www.dumbdumpers.org/fly-tipping. The closing date is September 9.

The Fly-tipping Small Grants Scheme is being run by Keep Scotland Beautiful on behalf of Zero Waste Scotland, with support from the Scottish Fly-tipping Forum.

Angus Council’s convener of neighbourhood services, Councillor Jim Millar, said: “Fly-tipping is an anti-social act which spoils our towns and countryside. We encourage people with items for disposal to use one of the seven recycling centres available in Angus or to request a special uplift, not to dump them. However, this initiative by Zero Waste Scotland will help those who are persistently affected by fly-tipping on their land, and other groups, to deal with this problem.”

For more information about the fund, visit www.dumbdumpers.org/fly-tipping or contact flytipping@ksbscotland.org.uk or call 01786 468 788.