Rubbish headache for town centre residents

RESIDENTS and businesses in a town centre street are being plagued by mystery fly-tippers who are dumping their domestic rubbish on a regular basis.

The situation in Lower Hall Street has been going on for more than a month and local householders are irked by the dumping and concerned it forms a health hazard.

Each incident has been reported to Angus Council but there is also concern that nothing is being done to find those responsible and prevent further dumping.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said he had contacted the council on three occasions while a neighbouring business ha made two reports.

He said: "The council keeps saying it will send someone round but nothing seems to have happened, although they have cleared up on each occasion.

"It all seems to be recyclable material but last week one of the bags had burst open and it had food in it. It already attracts seagulls, and that's one thing, but my worry is it will start to attract rats.

"It's been going on, on and off, for three years but this time it's been going on for about five to six weeks and I can't understand why the council isn't coming down on whoever's responsible. Also, with collections staggered over Christmas, there could be an accumulation.

An Angus Council spokeswoman said that fly-tipping is illegal incidents should be reported to the authority.

She said: "Anyone who sees this happening should report it to Angus Council's Accessline on 08452 777 778. We have kerbside waste collection services in Angus, staffed recycling centres in our towns and recycling points throughout the county for the disposal of waste.

"We also operate a disposal service for bulky objects, details of which can be found on the council's website or by contacting Accessline."