Pram and suitcase among ‘total mess’ dumped at Dundee recycling point

Rubbish left dumped at the recycling point next to Tesco Extra on Dundee’s Kingsway.

A recycler has slammed the state of a drop-off point for unwanted goods at a Dundee supermarket.

Piles of rubbish, including PC monitors, microwaves and prams, have been dumped near to Tesco Extra on the Kingsway.

The recycling point caters for plastic, glass and paper, as well as serving as a clothing donation point for the Salvation Army.

Speaking to the Tele, Amy Ogilvie, 31, from Bridgefoot, described the area as a “total mess”.

Amy said: “I had been having a clear-out of items of clothing in the build-up to Christmas and there was stuff all over the place.

“There is a donating point at the site where you can donate items of clothing to those less fortunate.

Rubbish left dumped at the recycling point next to Tesco Extra on Dundee’s Kingsway.

“I couldn’t even get in to access the bin — it was a total mess.

“The items which have been left were for dumping and certainly not for donating.

“I had to move a lot of items to the side to access the bins.

“I know the council has made changes to the bin collection timetables and people are finding it harder to dispose of their waste.

“Leaving items in this manner can’t go on.”

Lord Provost Ian Borthwick, whose council ward Strathmartine covers the recycling point, said it was “beyond comprehension” why people continue to flytip. He added: “One begins to despair at people’s inconsiderate attitude to leaving items in this state.

“There have been reports on the increase of practices such as this. People don’t want to take any responsibility.

“It is beyond comprehension that people could be so lazy and careless to leave waste in this manner.”

A Salvation Army spokesman said: “We’re disappointed to see evidence of flytipping at one of our collection banks in Dundee.

“If donations are left on the floor they’re at risk of damage or even theft, which means the Salvation Army doesn’t benefit.

“We would ask, if possible, for textile donations suitable for re-use to be clean, with shoes paired and tied together.”

Tesco was approached for comment but had not responded at the time of going to press.