National litter and flytipping strategy consultation

Closed 31 Mar 2022

Opened 13 Dec 2021

Feedback updated 28 Jul 2022

We asked

On 13 December 2021, the Scottish Government, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), published a consultation seeking views on key aspects of a new National Litter and Flytipping Strategy in three key strategic themes:

  • behaviour change
  • services and infrastructure
  • enforcement.

Public events and stakeholders workshops were also held to gather views.

You said

There were 978 responses to the consultation. Of these the majority (892) were received from individuals, and 86 from organisations.

Overall, responses indicate a high level of support for almost all proposed actions within the consultation document.

We did

The Scottish Government's independent analysis of responses to the National Litter and Flytipping Strategy, including an executive summary of key findings, has been published.

The responses will inform the development of a final National Litter and Flytipping Strategy and accompanying action plan.

Results updated 28 Jul 2022

Analysis report of responses to a Scottish Government consultation on a new National Litter and Flytipping Strategy.


Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


This consultation, which was drafted in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), is seeking views on the aims, objectives and actions that will sit under, the new National Litter and Flytipping Strategy for Scotland. 

These proposed actions sit within three strategic themes that were agreed by stakeholders:

  • Behaviour change
  • Services and infrastructure
  • Enforcement

Evaluating the progress and effectiveness of the strategy is also acknowledged to be of vital importance. Data and research has been recognised as a cross-cutting theme and comprises an integral and essential part of the other three themes listed above. 

Read the consultation paper 


How do I find out more about the consultation? 

Two public events will be hosted virtually in partnership by Scottish Government, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Zero Waste Scotland and SEPA: 

Thursday 10 February, 10:00-11:00

Tuesday 8 March, 14:00-15:00

Details on how to join can be found at the following link:

Why your views matter

The responses to this consultation will help shape and deliver the final strategy which will be published in 2022. Engagement and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders is a crucial aspect of the new strategy development.

What happens next

We would like to thank all those who responded to the consultation. Respondents who wish to have their responses published will be published here shortly after the consultation closes. A consultation analysis of responses received will be carried out and a report will be published in due course. 


  • Environment and Climate Change