Prosecutions for fly-tipping offences broken down by council: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00784
Date received: 6 February 2018
Date responded: 28 March 2018

Information requested

Can you please tell me how many prosecutions and convictions have been made for fly-tipping offences in the past 15 years for all local council areas in Scotland? Can you please specify the month and year of prosecutions and convictions? Can you provide details of convictions in terms of age of person, whether it was a business involved, and where each fly-tipping incident took place?


As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.

This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

The information you requested is provided in the accompanying excel workbook.

Please note: our data does not contain information about the location of individual offences.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
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