Montrose car park targeted by fly-tippers

Fly-tipping in Murray Lane car park
Fly-tipping in Murray Lane car park

The Murray Lane car park in Montrose is being targeted by fly-tippers.

Following a high level of household waste, including black bags, being dumped in the car park, Angus Council has issued letters to residents in the surrounding area to deter people from fly-tipping and to warn of the penalties for doing so.

A council spokesperson said: “We will investigate and dispose of fly-tipping on council ground. Where items are fly-tipped on private ground we will try to find the culprit, but the landowner is responsible for clearing away the fly-tipping.

“The council can issue fixed penalty notices of £200 for fly-tipping and courts can impose a penalty of up to £40,000.

“You can report fly-tipping using our online form or by calling ACCESSLine on 08452 777 778. For larger scale incidents, contact the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

“Please give us the location and a description of what has been dumped and, if possible, any information on who left the material or the registration number of the vehicle from which it was dumped.”