MEMBERS of the public are being urged to have their say on an attempt to crack down on flytipping.

The issue is being discussed in the Scottish Parliament with a bid to increase sanctions on those found to have committed the offence.

Among the steps that could be taken is increasing the fixed penalty notice of £200.

Other steps include improving data collection of incidents and guaranteeing the person on whose land waste is disposed on is not responsible for its removal.

Craig Hoy, South Scotland MSP, has encouraged people to make their feelings known ahead of the end of the consultation period on May 23.

He said: “Flytipping is a scourge on our beautiful landscape and communities. It is completely selfish and unacceptable to dump waste at unauthorised locations.”