Fern­hill res­i­dents turn street into rub­bish dump

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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