The district council has welcomed Government proposals to increase the maximum fines for fly-tipping.
On-the-spot fines for littering could be doubled to £150 to help tackle the scourge of rubbish blighting Britain.
Environment Secretary Liz Truss will also give powers to councils to issue higher fixed penalty notices for the fly-tipping of large items such as fridges and mattresses.
Fines for general litter, such as food wrappings, are currently set by councils at between £50 and £80, but Miss Truss will launch a consultation on raising the penalty to £150.
There are no fixed penalties for fly-tippers. If taken to court they can be jailed for up to five years or face an unlimited fine, but prosecutions are rare due to the costs involved.
Miss Truss has said litter and waste must be tackled as they are a blight on the landscape, harm wildlife and can damage farmland and rural tourism.
An SKDC spokesperson said: “We understand this is a proposal for consultation to increase litter fixed penalty and introduce a fixed penalty for fly-tipping.
“If any potential rise was subsequently agreed, the council would then look at if it should increase its fixed penalty notices.”