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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-02710
Asked by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 7 September 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32512 by Roseanna Cunningham on 13 November 2020, how many cases of fly-tipping have been recorded in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021 to date.

Current status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 17 September 2021


Answer

There is no single dataset of all flytipping incidents in Scotland, as there is no legal requirement for duty bodies or landowners to report on flytipping externally. The figures provided below represent incidents reported via the Litter Monitoring System and FlyMapper.

It is clear that the data varies significantly from year to year but it is not possible to deduce whether this relates to variations in incidents or variations in reporting by relevant bodies.

Year

Flytipping incidents recorded by Flymapper and Litter Monitoring System

2014

3,096

2015

7,295

2016

10,447

2017

10,329

2018

6,613

2019

1,018

2020

4,272

2021*

2,534

*This relates to the number of flytipping incidents up to 8 September 2021.