£75,000 up for grabs
A NEW £75,000 fund has been launched today by Zero Waste Scotland, to help transform areas of Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale blighted by flytipping.
Grants of between £500 and £10,000 will be available to community groups, landowners and land managers who are consistently battling the problem of unlawfully dumped waste, such as furniture, TVs, white goods and garden and commercial waste.
The scheme is administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful on behalf of Zero Waste Scotland, with support from the Scottish Flytipping Forum, and the deadline for applications is August 31.
Councillor Kath Ryall, convener for Corporate Services at West Dunbartonshire Council, said: "The council fully supports any measure that can help reduce the problem of flytipping, which is illegal and completely unacceptable.
"This grant is a great way of giving the community and landowners a way of tackling flytipping on private land, and also of putting measures in place that will help prevent it happening in the future. I would encourage as many people as possible to apply."
Applications to the fund can be made at http://www.dumbdumpers.org/smallgrantscheme
This article appeared in Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 18 Jul 12
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