A shocking video has emerged showing truck-full loads of disgusting waste dumped on the roadside in an East Kilbride industrial estate.
The footage of waste in Carron Place in the Kelvin Industrial Estate – right under a ‘Strictly No Fly-Tipping’ sign which says vehicle registrations will be recorded – was captured by a furious local.
She told Lanarkshire Live large amounts of rubbish continue to be dumped at Carron Place and, despite reporting it to the authorities, the latest lot has lain untouched for at least a week.
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Construction waste, tires and household goods are just some of the rubbish strewn everywhere.
It is just yards from an area that featured on a BBC Panorama documentary and where, just a few weeks ago, a trailer full and skip load of illegally dumped waste was found.
A local litter-picking group also shared pictures with Lanarkshire Live of piles upon piles of tires dumped at Carron Place just a few days after the program aired.
The local who filmed the latest mountain of waste in the Kelvin told us: “It’s absolutely disgusting.
“More and more just gets dumped. This latest lot has been there for more than a week, but nothing seems to get done.
“And it’s not a new thing, this has been going on for at least a year.”
Environmental agency SEPA previously revealed that criminal gangs were targeting Lanarkshire and elsewhere with fly-tipping on an “industrial scale” and that many dumping grounds may never get cleared due to a lack of resources.
A spokesman for the organization told us: “Fly-tipping is not only unsightly but, depending on the nature of the waste, it can also be hazardous to health and cause environmental damage.
“SEPA has not received any recent reports of fly-tipping at this location prior to the notification from Lanarkshire Live. We would like to thank the paper for bringing this to our attention and our officers will liaise with the local authority to investigate this issue.
“We would encourage anyone that witnesses any fly-tipping incidents to report it immediately through the Dumb Dumpers website or if the incident is ongoing or believed to be of a hazardous nature report the incident using our 24-hour online form online.”
South Lanarkshire Council were contacted for comment. The land at Carron Place, however, is privately owned.
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