Hunt on for fly tippers

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26 AUGUST 2014NEWS RELEASE No: 16348

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Forestry Commission Scotland is asking for help from members of the public as after another spate of fly-tipping.

Three separate incidents in the past two weeks all involved rubbish being dumped at turning places in forests managed by the Commission.

Alastair Smythe, for the Commission’s team in Inverness, said;

“In the last two weeks we’ve had the waste from a kitchen re-fit and from a house clearance, 49 TVs, and the left-overs of a camping trip to clear up.

“It’s taken us two days to clear, which is a horrendous waste of our limited resources and it’s all down to the laziness of some people not being bothered to take their rubbish to a recycling centre.

“It’s unsightly for anyone passing the site and potentially unhygienic; anti-social behaviour of the worst sort.

“We can’t be everywhere and patrol all our forests, but these places are close to roads so there’s a chance that someone could have seen this happening. If anyone has any information that might help trace the culprits I’d urge them to contact us or the Dumb Dumpers hotline."

The TVs and the camping photos were taken in the 'Foyers' area and the house clearance rubbish was left at a turning point just outside 'Munlochy', on the Black Isle.

Anyone who witnesses fly-tipping, or who knows who is responsible for fly-tipping should contact Police Scotland, Highland Council’s Waste Management team or call the Dumb Dumpers hotline on 0845 2304090.

Notes to Editors
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3. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde.

4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Officer, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590