Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Find information on Scotland's environment, pollution prevention, regulation and other environmental initiatives.


Contaminated land

Who's responsible for cleaning up contaminated land and how you know if your business is on a contaminated site.

Environmental appeals

Find out how to make an appeal against a decision made by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) or Scottish Water.

Flooding support

Prepare for flooding, get help during a flood and what to do after a flood.

Private sewerage

Your responsibilities if you have a private sewerage system, such as a septic tank or package sewage treatment plant.

Report air pollution

Find information on reporting air pollution to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

Running a landfill site

Find out about environmental permits needed for running landfill sites and regulations for landfill and hazardous waste.

Starting a business from your home

Information on starting a business from your home including setting up a home office, planning permission, title deeds, health and safety, trading standards and waste management.

Staying safe in winter weather

Information on keeping safe during winter weather. Includes travelling, grit bins, loss of utilities, frozen or burst pipes and snow and flooding.