Scottish Borders Council has revealed that last year saw a record amount of fly-tipping in the region. The authority dealt with 557 incidents during the year, more than 220 more than in 2013. The trend appears to be continuing with over 200 cases reported in the first four months of this year.
An SBC spokesman said: “Fly-tipping in any form is unacceptable.
“We would appeal to people not to carry out such acts, with anyone caught facing fines of up to £40,000 or six months imprisonment.
“Members of the public can play their part in protecting the environment by reporting any incidents of illegal dumping on publicly owned land to the Council on 0300 100 1800.
“If you suspect anyone of dumping on privately owned land, contact Dumb Dumpers helpline on 08452 30 40 90 or report it online at www.dumbdumpers.org”