An Order laid before Scottish parliament on 10th November will see the fixed penalty notice for flytipping increase from £200 to £500 from 1 January 2024.

The Fly-tipping (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Order 2023 exercises of the power conferred by section 33A(10) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 which provides for a fixed penalty notice procedure for an offence under section 33 in respect of a contravention of subsection 1(a) (for unauthorised deposit of controlled waste) or (1)(c) (for keeping or managing controlled waste in a manner likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm to human health). These offences are commonly referred to as fly-tipping.