Market Ground recycling point turned into fly-tipping hotspot

A RECYCLING point in Mossley is being used for fly-tipping.

In the most recent incident, a walking frame and personal protective equipment (PPE) were found next to the recycling containers on the Market Ground.

And in the past Cllr Stephen Homer explained items as large as a wardrobe, bed and television have been illegally left.

“It’s an ongoing problem with all sorts dumped. It is getting out of hand,” he explained.

Cllr Homer added a resident, who often cleans up the fly-tipping himself, contacted him about the latest incident when PPE was among the batch.

“It was reported to me on the Sunday and Tameside Council, to their credit, cleared it on the Monday,” he said.

Previously there were also recycling points on Cross Street and on the Huddersfield Road lay-by close to Mossley Hollins High School.

And Cllr Homer added when they were in use, there was also issues with fly-tipping.

He continued: “It is a case of people either being too lazy to take it to the tip or may be they pay for it to be taken away and then that person dumps it rather than paying themselves to dispose of it.

“It is not a new problem and keeps happening and Tameside Council has to clear what has been dumped. Recycling points are not for that sort of waste.”

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