Glasgow City Council has issued almost 150 enforcement notices and fined dozens in an effort to crack down on fly-tipping.

Environmental Health officers visited businesses and households during seven Weeks of Action held since April 2022.

More than 600 shops and other premises were visited by the team to ensure they had contracts in place to safely dispose of their rubbish as required by law.

As a result, 135 enforcement notices were given and three Fixed Penalty Notices were also issued for fly-tipping.

Environmental Health also carried out 342 fly-tipping investigations, engaged with 283 households and issued a further 26 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping.

Council officers also address problems like graffiti, dog fouling, overgrown foliage and litter.

The work was part of a new wider strategy to tackle fly-tipping by taking pre-emptive action where possible and targeting hotspots identified using data and intelligence.

Officers patrol problematic locations to deter dumpers, examine fly-tipping for evidence to identify those responsible, follow up on evidence unearthed and arrange to have debris removed.

They also knock on doors in the local areas, speaking to residents to offer advice on fly-tipping and correct methods of waste disposal.

In 2022/23, Environmental Health carried out 3885 visits to businesses in total and 10% was found to have inadequate arrangements in place.

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Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Glasgow's Convener for Neighbourhood Services and Assets, said: “Fly-tipping is a blight on our communities and the council is tackling it on several fronts.

"Everyone has a role to play in keeping the city looking its best and this report highlights one strand of work which is ensuring businesses are fulfilling their responsibilities on commercial waste disposal.

"Council officers are also working with residents and communities to tackle environmental issues – for example, through the rolling programme of intensive Weeks of Action which are in addition to routine council maintenance.

"We will continue to take enforcement action wherever possible against those who continue to dump in our city." 

Noise Service dealt with 3373 noise complaints, with entertainment being the biggest source, resulting in 1281 complaints.

Public Health also received 4708 complaints about everything from environmental pollution, cooking odours, dampness, smoke and vehicle idling to abandoned trailers and dog fouling.