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Report an environmental incident

You can call the Scottish Environment Protection Agency incident hotline to report:

  • damage or danger to the natural environment
  • pollution to water or land
  • poaching or illegal fishing
  • dead fish or fish gasping for air
  • watercourses blocked by a vehicle or fallen tree causing risk of flooding
  • flooding from main rivers or the sea
  • illegal dumping of hazardous waste or large amounts of industrial waste
  • incidents at Scottish Environment Protection Agency-regulated and Environment Agency-regulated waste sites
  • illegal removals from watercourses
  • unusual changes in river flow
  • collapsed or badly damaged river or canal banks

Incident hotline
Telephone: 0800 80 70 60
24-hour service
Find out about call charges

You can also report an environmental incident on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency website

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