Toggle menu

Council sees significant reduction in cases of fly-tipping in 2022


South Ayrshire Council has recorded an impressive 22% decrease in cases of fly-tipping in 2022 compared to the previous year. A total of 637 incidents were reported in the last 12 months, 185 less than in 2021, which is a significant improvement.

This is fantastic news as our Waste Management team continue to work together with residents and local businesses to make sure this beautiful corner of south-west Scotland is kept looking at its best throughout the year. 

We still need everyone to continue to play a role in disposing of excess waste and bulky items responsibly. 

You can do this by visiting any of our four Household Waste Recycling Centres - remember to register for your e-permit and make a booking before you go along, you can do this at

In cases where you have bulky items that you'd like taken away, you can make arrangements for us to come and collect these from the kerbside right outside your property. Book your bulky uplift at

If you do come across any fly-tipping, we'd urge you to report it as soon as possible online at

South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Buildings, Housing and Environment, Councillor Martin Kilbride said: "Fly-tipping is disgraceful, it spoils our surroundings, harms the environment, and shows disregard for our staff who take great pride in keeping the area clean, tidy and well-maintained. 

"I'm therefore pleased that we've seen a 22% decrease in fly-tipping over the course of the last year and I'd like to see the number of cases continue to drop in 2023 and beyond.

"I'd like to thank our residents and businesses who continue to dispose of their waste responsibly." 

Published 21 December 2022