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Litter & Flytipping

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It costs the taxpayer £11 million a year to clear up rubbish left around the countryside by fly-tippers - 73% of which is dumped by householders.

Stirling Council provides three civic amenity sites where householders can take unwanted goods free of charge and we will collect bulky items for disposal from people's homes, at a charge. A high proportion of the material left at civic amenity sites is now recycled.

Fly Tipping

The Council is able to use CCTV to catch fly-tippers.

You can use the online form to report incidents of fly-tipping or littering in the Stirling area.

To report litter please contact us or call 01786 233533

Fly-tipping is a crime.  If you see someone fly-tipping please report the details to the Police Scotland 101. 

We need to know:

  • the location of the fly-tipping incident
  • what type of fly-tipping e.g. fridges/ freezers, asbestos, tyres etc

You can also send us a photo (Email Us) of the fly-tipping. This will allow us to see the severity of the incident you are reporting.
We will try to remove fly-tipping as quickly as possible. However, it must be noted that the Council will not remove fly-tipping from a privately owned property. In these cases, we will request that the landowner removes the fly-tipped items.


If you are caught fly-tipping, you will be fined £200 up to £40,000 and could face up to 6 months in prison.


If you witness any fly-tipping please report it online or call your local Police Station. Alternatively, you can call the National Campaign against the Dumb Dumpers on 08452 304090.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Civic amenity sites - Lower Polmaise (A905 Fallin), Balfron (Dunkeld Court) and Callander (Lagrannoch Depot)

Civic Amenities opening times.

See also:

Dumb Dumpers
National Campaign website against fly-tipping.

Keep Scotland Beautiful
Keep Scotland Beautiful is an environmental charity which aims to achieve litter-free and sustainable environments.


Cleaner Routes to Schools - Litter Bin Provision

It was planned in liaison with Schools to supply and fit suitable high-quality bin provisions intensively along the key routes to and from the High School.

The new litter bins were designed to carry the High School logo.  It was hoped that by having the logo, the school pupils & staff were taking responsibility for the litter issue and are subsequently increasing their care and concern for the environment.

It is anticipated there will be an improvement in cleanliness and litter levels within the specific areas, to the satisfaction of the Council, Community, Residents, tourists and other stakeholders. We have implemented this in McLaren, Wallace & Balfron High Schools, currently continuing the work in Bannockburn.

Litter fines

We carry out enforcement, issuing £80 fixed penalties, dropping litter is against the law and carries a fine.


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