Reader's Letter: Surely people have their own bins

Whilst taking a walk around the village, station and park I decided to take some photos for the Britain in Bloom judges portfolio.

Some of which can be seen above, along with some photos of unacceptable litter left by inconsiderate people.

Volunteers have worked so hard planting bulbs and clearing overgrowth and litter,

It has really been a labour of love, and when I say labour I really mean it. It is hard work!

So with this in mind I really can't understand how people can thoughtlessly throw empty cans of sardines, bottles and cans etc, into the garden beds when they must see how much work has been put into making the areas attractive for everyone to enjoy.

Also where do the blue bin bags of litter come from, and the piles of bags of litter left in a heap down a side street. Surely people have their own bins, why can't they put them in those rather than littering our high street.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Duncan Herald
Friday 7th April 2017 at 9:40 am
You're quite right.
Add to the list the mindless idiots that seem to find it 'amusing' to smash glass bottles in the park.
Jon Williams
Friday 7th April 2017 at 9:49 am
The blue bags are trade waste from B & M Waste:

Total Waste Management
General Waste
Glass collection
Food waste
Paper and card
Diana Bullock
Friday 7th April 2017 at 12:17 pm
Well said, Christine. I have seen the litter you mention. Also, there are bags of rubbish in the car park by the side of The Royal Bank of Scotland. I have also picked up empty cans of fish from the banking at the station.
Elizabeth Mooney
Saturday 8th April 2017 at 2:20 pm
Fly tipping, most probably is the other reason as it is on the increase. It is a huge issue for Farmers even in most isolated rural areas where they awake to find theur land has been used illegally as a dumping ground. Even though the Council charge a fee to remove large items at least we know rubbish is being dealt with in the correct manner. It is best not to have anything to do with the guys who knock on doors with flyers showing no company address and just a mobile number. A lot of these folk demand "cash in hand" too which is a sure sign of a dodgy operation. it might be a handy cheap way to rid yourself of detritus but how can you be sure it doesn't end up destroying a glorious beauty spot somewhere?
Charlie Gaughan
Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 9:48 am
Good morning we have some lovely people who do there best to improve the vilage and people fly tipping is a problem but the amount of cigarett buts half drunk glasses of wine ,beer, cans ,food rapers ,and broken glass every where that magi lay appear every day no one knows how it gets here is it to much hard work to put it in bins or is it uncool to care about where we live and work
David Woods
Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 4:04 pm
And while we're on the subject of rubbish left on our streets, I'm surprised none of the business or residential neighbours to the Blue Lobster have not commented on the number of unsightly and smelly (viz fish) overfilled bins and boxes all over the pavement to the side, and opposite the rear of, the restaurant . I noticed earlier this week they even had waste piled up against the fire escape door.
Craig Browne
Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 8:30 pm
Hi David,
Many people (both residents and business owners) have contacted me about the amount of refuse left by the restaurant. I reported this to CE (Environmental Health) last week and followed it up directly with the restaurant earlier today. I believe most of the rubbish has now been tidied up and taken away and Blue Lobster have also apologised for the mess. Do let me know if the problems reoccur though.
Many thanks,