Fernhill residents turn street into rubbish dump
Residents in Fernhill are dumping waste on a quiet street just yards from bins.
One of the communal bin areas on Neilvaig Drive has been turned into a mess by selfish fly-tippers who can’t be bothered to put their waste in one of the bins provided.
The problem is at the communal area for number 17 Neilvaig, but it is unclear who is dumping their waste there.
One member of the public, who lives nearby, said:“It’s a complete mess. People just go over and dump stuff against the fence. Also, when the bins blow over there is rubbish everywhere.
“The other bin area on the street is perfect, no problems. But for that one they just toss stuff away. The council took away the old bin sheds there which was great but now people are just using it as a tip. It’s an absolute disgrace.”
South Lanarkshire Council reminded residents the penalty for fly-tipping was a £200 fine.
They also said they offer a special uplift for larger domestic waste items and other waste could be disposed off at six civic amenity sites throughout the region, including on Cambuslang Road in Rutherglen.
Stephen Kelly, head of facilities waste and ground services said: “There really is no need for fly-tipping. Fly-tipping is illegal dumping of waste – from a bin bag of household rubbish to large quantities of domestic, commercial or construction waste. It is a serious environmental crime which not only blights some of our most beautiful attractions but can pose a risk to humans and wildlife.
“Legislation places the responsibility, or‘duty of care’, on householders and businesses to make sure any company they employ to dispose of their waste are registered waste carriers. This means they will dispose of rubbish at a registered site, and not dump it illegally.”
Waste is being dumped right beside bins in Fernhill