It is an extra grievance for those who come to pay their respects
removals that have been performed have fallen by 17%, from 167 removals to 138.
A spokesman from Glasgow City Council said: “These are very regrettable scenes and we are sorry if they have upset anyone who visited the cemetery.
“It is appalling that anyone ever thought it okay to fly-tip waste in a place of remembrance.
“Those responsible for fly-tipping inside a cemetery deserve the public’s contempt.
“The fly-tipped waste appears to be historic in nature but we will look at restricting access to guard against future incidents.
“Unfortunately, the location of the fly-tipping is far down a steep embankment and presents a safety hazard to staff working on foot.
“We are working to see if these items can be removed safely and we will double check the site for any information that helps to identify the culprits.”
A spokesperson from SEPA told the Glasgow Times: “Fly tipping is a very serious issue across Scotland. It is an issue that is getting worse here in Glasgow and creates an added burden on already limited council budgets. There is also the negative impact to the environment – whether that’s in your street, local green spaces or even worse, local cemeteries.
“Often it is not clear as to what has been fly-tipped and it could include dangerous and hazardous materials.
“These can be harmful to wildlife and eco-systems, the people who use those spaces and places as well as the council staff who have to remove the fly-tipping.”