Fly Tipping - Dumping
West Lothian Council deals with complaints about fly tipping. The Council also works in co-operation with retailers and facilitates a scheme operated by an independent contractor to recover and return abandoned shopping trolleys to retailers in central Livingston. There is no charge to the public for these services.
If the problem is on council land, we will deal with it as quickly as possible. If the problem is on privately owned ground, the owner is responsible. We will contact the owner or occupier and ask them to tidy up.
If you are concerned that a problem is not being dealt with, please contact 01506 775000, and we will check it for you.
West Lothian Council deal with trolleys abandoned in the Livingston area with collections currently taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Abandoned trolleys outwith Livingston are not, however, part of a formal recovery scheme and we try to encourage the public to contact the respective retailer to arrange uplift for these.
Accept complaints about fly tipping and abandoned shopping trolleys.
Deal with these complaints when the problem is on land owned or managed by the Council.
Pass on complaints to the appropriate agencies if the Council is not responsible and thereafter take all reasonable steps to ensure that the problem is remedied
Please report any complaint about fly tipping to 01506 775000
NETs and Land Services
Tel: 01506 775000
Fax: 01506 776436
Frequently Asked Questions
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You can report fly-tipping by phoning 01506 775000
To report an incidence of flytipping, please give us the location and a description of what has been dumped. If possible any information on who left the material or the registration number of the vehicle from which it was dumped would be helpful.
Flytipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish, old furniture, and so on, onto land that is not supposed to be used for that purpose.
In Scotland, the main legislation concerning flytipping is the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990). The Act defines waste; outlines the roles and functions of the waste collection authorities, the disposal authorities and the Environment Agency; establishes the criminal offences in relation to waste; lays down the waste management licensing system; and establishes the statutory duty of care in relation to waste.
Uncontrolled waste disposal can be hazardous to the public who may come in to contact with it, for example chemical wastes, syringes, rusting or flammable household goods, and so on. Environmental damage can result from illegally dumped waste. Flytipping looks unsightly, and can affect the appeal of an area or can harm investment into an area. Cleaning up flytipping costs council tax payers money.