A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Scotland’s councils take the issue of fly-tipping very seriously indeed.
"While the practice of dealing with fly tipping varies across the country, all treat it with the same degree of seriousness.
"The figures obtained in the FOI request refer only to cases referred to the Procurator Fiscal. So only give a partial view of the reality.
“Many councils address fly-tipping in the first instance in other and more cost-effective ways, such as fixed penalty notices, referral to community police or verbal and written warnings with offenders required to remove and dispose of the waste lawfully."