Illegal Fly-Tipping Disposal, Leith, Edinburgh

Case Study: Illegal Fly-tipping Disposal, Leith, Edinburgh

Business Sector: Commercial Property
Location: Leith, Edinburgh


Approach road to a client’s remote commercial premises had been subject to a large amount of illegal fly-tipping. It was unsightly, attracting vermin and blocking part of the road. They needed the junk removed before any further associated issues arose such as anyone adding to the pile.


Project Details

The main obstacles were the sheer volume of debris left behind. The photo only shows a fraction of what was involved. With this type of clearance we need to take extra precautions as often there can be many unsavoury things such as needles, etc.

We cleared the site of all debris and bulk waste within 24 hours of instruction. We sent 4 trucks and 6 crew who cleared the site the same day. There were many items which required special disposal such as monitors, fridges, fluorescent tubes and tyres. These items are common in fly-tipping as they can be expensive to dispose of responsibly.

We cleared all items of junk and disposed of it at licensed waste transfer facilities. We provided the customer with a fully audited waste trail and waste transfer notes ensuring the responsible disposal of everything we collected. Interestingly, within some of the bags collected were addressed letters allowing the customer to trace the culprit. Not only is fly-tipping common it’s expensive to clear up and unsightly.

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  • Mrs. June McMillan
    Hi I had my garage cleared yesterday & I wanted to compliment the two young men who did an amazing job. They were punctual, polite, efficient & got the job done quickly. They also handled neighbours with courtesy. I would recommend your company to friends & family. Thank you very much for a great job.
    Mrs. June McMillan
  • The Go Group
    Ross and all the guys at Junk It offer a brilliant efficient and hassle free uplift service. I’ve used Junk It a few times to clear out offices of old furniture etc and they never disappoint. It’s great to know that most of the stuff they take away is re-used or recycled too. Don’t just chuck it – Junk It
    The Go Group
  • Operations Director
    We have used Junk It on a number of occasions to carry out waste removal services. I can honestly say that the way in which the company operates, their fast response times, and overall methods are fantastic. It also gives us great peace of mind that we are dealing with a company who are totally up to date with SEPA and other environmental legislation, as we have come across many other waste management companies who are not fully aware of these issues. I would happily recommend Junk It to any other organisation.
    Operations Director
    CSM Facilities Management
  • Laura Bone
    I would like to take this opportunity to say how delighted I was with the recent dealings with you and your company.
    Laura Bone
    Simple Financial, Director
  • Scott-Moncrieff
    The guys today were absolutely superb and a credit to your company so thank you very much for providing this excellent service, I would certainly recommend to others. Kind Regards.
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