Litter and toileting

Littering and waste associated with camping can have a significant impact on the environment and the landuses  - for example, spreading disease to farm animals.

  • Litter: take away all your litter. It is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to leave litter in any public space. do not drop bottles, cans or plastic bags as these can damage machinery and if eaten by a farm animal or wild animals, they can cause severe injury or disease
  • Food: do not leave any food scraps as these might be eaten by animals and spread disease
  • Toilet: if you need to urinate or poo, do so at least 30m from open water or streams.  Bury faeces in a shallow hole and replace the turf. Pack all toilet paper and sanitary items out to the nearest bin. Visit our dedicated toileting page to find out more!

Outdoor Access Scotland 

For further information phone your local Scottish Natural Heritage office on 0131 316 2600, or call 01738 444 177.

Outdoor Access Scotland