Residents urged to tidy up town ‘eyesore’

Boxes, plastic bottles and food wrappers are seen lying along the river embankment
Boxes, plastic bottles and food wrappers are seen lying along the river embankment

People of Ellon have been urged to keep their town tidy following concerns that there is too much litter and dog waste being left behind.

Worried residents have contacted the Times about the issue and they believe the problem is increasing.

One resident had previously asked Aberdeenshire Council for a bin to be placed at Meiklemill car park next to the primary school.

This was done and a second bin was placed along Deacon Way which runs along the river, however this failed to stop the litter problem.

In a letter to the Times, the resident who wishes to remain anonymous said: “My husband has been down with a couple of bin liners and has filled these with rubbish.

“It is very sad to see this as it is a terrible eyesore and detrimental to the wildlife that appear in and alongside the river.”

A spokesperson for Aberdeenshire Council said: “If anyone has concerns about litter they should contact Wasteline on 0845 600 3900 or text details to our Textshire number on 07624 802 722.

“The Textshire service can be used to report concerns about fly tipping, litter problems or if public recycling bins are full.”