Residents asked to ‘skip’ fly-tipping and dump their waste properly


Wednesday, 21 February, 2018

East Dunbartonshire Council  is raising awareness of the effects and risks of fly-tipping by holding roadshows in supermarkets and providing free skips at key locations during a short-lived ’rubbish amnesty’.

Over coming weeks, Community Safety Officers will highlight the environmental threat that fly-tipping causes and the danger it presents to people and wildlife.

They will encourage residents to use free skips placed at leisure centres for one weekend only and remind them how to dispose of waste safely. Information will also be available on how to report fly-tipping if you see it in your community or in the countryside.

Thomas Glen, Depute Chief Executive, Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets, said, “Fly-tipping continues to be a blight on the landscape of East Dunbartonshire as people flout legislation and risk a £200 fine. We also know that it encourages further illegal dumping and that everyone pays as the Council is ultimately responsible for the clean-up.

“We are appealing to local people to think twice about doing it. Special uplifts can be booked online or by calling the Council and most household waste can be dumped free of charge at Mavis Valley in Bishopbriggs. As part of our drive to tackle this issue, and as a one-off, free skips will be provided for people to use.”

A roadshow held in Milngavie last week (16 February) was well attended and it is hoped that the others will also prove popular with local people. Details of future roadshows and skip availability are as follows:


Roadshow Details (10am-2pm in all locations)

Skip Details* (10am-4pm in all locations)



Weekend of 17 & 18 March in Mugdock Road car park.


Wed 21 February in Asda

Weekend of 24 & 25 March in Allander Sports Centre car park.


Thurs 1 March in Morrisons

Weekend of 31 March & 1 April in Leisuredrome car park.


Thurs 8 March in Sainsbury’s

Weekend of 7 & 8 April in Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre car park.

*   Please note that items such as asbestos, hazardous waste, oil and tyres cannot be put in these skips.
**   Milngavie Roadshow has passed.

Mr Glen continued, “Remember too that if you see fly-tipping you can report it to the Council online using the ‘Report It’ facility on the homepage of our website or by calling 0300 123 4510.”

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