Denny’s residents say overflowing recycling bins have become ‘legal dump’
The Falkirk Herald has received a number of complaints from homeowners in Ochil View, Denny regarding the Falkirk Council communal recycling bin area in Ochil View, Denny.
They say the area is now overflowing with trash and some of the trash cans haven’t been emptied for a few months now.
The location is now used as a sort of ‘legal dumping ground’ by people, with everything from bedding to bottles littering the floor next to trash cans.
As well as being an eyesore, there are fears that the recent hot weather may combine with the buildup of trash on the ground to create a serious environmental health hazard.
One resident said: “The council is not doing anything about it. The can recycling bin has not been emptied in the past two months and there is food waste on it. The council was here last week to watch them.
“I heard there was also a dead rat but it had to be removed.”
There is also a noise pollution problem with many residents asking for sound proofing or notices telling people to only use them after certain hours.
One head of the household said, “The garbage cans are within 20 meters of my house and neighboring houses and the crushing of bottles in these bins starts as early as 6 a.m. and can end after 11 p.m.”
The Falkirk Council has yet to respond to the Falkirk Herald on this matter.