Falkirk CCTV Camera Fines
CCTV cameras to be used to stop fly tippers from causing environmental damage to Falkirk Council area.
13:46 22 June 2018
New mobile CCTV cameras are being rolled out at various fly tipping hot spots across the Falkirk Council area to gather evidence to support prosecution of anyone who dumps material on public land. Images will be recorded and checked regularly to monitor locations.
Councillor Paul Garner, spokesperson for the Environment said: “Fly tipping is unacceptable, dangerous and blights our local environment. It is a cost to the Council in terms of time and money and the introduction of the new cameras will act as a deterrent as well as gathering evidence for potential prosecutions.”
“We’ll use the cameras across all the well known fly tipping hotspots and we will look to prosecute anyone we find taking part in this criminal activity. There is no excuse for fly tipping – we have extensive recycling facilities at Roughmute and Kinneil Kerse that can take public waste material.”
Fines for a successful prosecution can be as high as £40,000.