Fly-tipping cash

Fife to benefit from £8,500 grant to clean up dumped waste

Three projects designed to clean up and put a stop to illegal flytipping in Fife have been awarded a combined grant of £8,500 from Zero Waste Scotland.

The Valleyfield Project, CLEAR Buchaven and an estate in Kingsbarns have successfully secured the funding to help tackle the problem of regular, unlawful flytipping in their area.

These projects are three of the 21 taking place at sites across Scotland as part of a £76,000 grant programme run by Zero Waste Scotland to help transform areas which have been blighted by flytipping. Over 50 applications were received for the fund, which awarded grants of between £500 and £10,000 to the successful projects.

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “Flytipping is an illegal, selfish and wholly unnecessary activity. Appropriate disposal facilities exist across Scotland to ensure we can all dispose of our waste in ways which are safe for the local community.”