Press Release, 6th December 2013

Litter Lout Law

A law to combat fly-tippers is on course to come into effect next year. It will see fines for fly-tipping quadrupled to £200 from 1 April 2014.

The Scottish Government Minister in charge made the announcement after he was quizzed in Parliament by Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Duncan McNeil.

The local MSP had previously called for action to tackle litter louts following a Freedom of Information request which revealed there were a staggering 19,000 cases of fly-tipping reported over the past four years.

Duncan McNeil said:

“Fly-tipping shows a complete disregard for communities and can ruin beauty spots.”

“We need to send out a clear message that this sort of behaviour is unacceptable and I welcome the progress to change the law and increase fines for fly-tippers.”