Fly tipping on quay causes stink

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People who dump rubbish such as babies nappies in a skip on Campbeltown’s old quay may be exposed by CCTV.

At a meeting of Campbeltown Community Council (CCC), on Tuesday evening, Councillor John Armour said that a skip on the quay was being used by fly tippers.

He added that when the bin is full items such as disposable nappies have been dumped alongside and the CCTV which was broken has been fixed.

Members of the council said that the fly tipping was probably occurring because peoples’ bins are full long before they are collected every three weeks.

CCC secretary Alasdair MacPhail said that in his close bins are often full to bursting after two weeks.

Archie Martin added that on Sundays at the council’s amenity site, by 2pm, recycling often goes out of the window as people struggle to dump waste.

‘How much money has three weekly bin collection saved the council,’ CCC member Jim Martin asked Mr Armour.

He replied: ‘Regarding costs I do not have that information.’