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Fly-tipping forcing Moray Council to divert "already-stretched" resources

By Jonathan Clark

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FLY-TIPPING is forcing Moray Council to "divert already-stretched resources", the authority has said.

The council said fly-tipping prevents them focusing on emptying brown and green bins locally. As of March 30, blue recycling bins are no longer being collected in Moray.

Hundreds of energy drinks cans were found on Hamilton Drive, in Elgin, by a passer-by, towards the end of last week. The various empty cans are all energy drinks of some kind and all look reasonably fresh.

The passer-by said: "When you turn onto Hamilton Drive off the Duffus Road, someone has tipped more than 100 tins over the old Victorian wall.

"Strangely all the empty tins are various energy drinks. Who are these people?"

Similarly, in Buckie, old laminate flooring, along with bags of clothing, has been dumped by the side of the road on the way to Gollachy Recycling Centre.

The recycling centre is currently closed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Moray Council will be cleaning up the mess in both Elgin and Buckie as soon as possible.

A spokesperson for Moray Council said: “We always condemn fly-tipping, but it’s even more frustrating at a time like this.

"We’ll have to divert our already-stretched resources to tidy up this mess, rather than concentrate on continuing to empty as many of our residents' brown and green bins as we can.

"As ever, we urge all residents to dispose of their litter responsibly."

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