AN ULAW man has issued a plea for fly-tippers to stop using his road as a dumping spot, after repeatedly having to clean the area himself.
Stewart Anderson, who runs his joinery business at Ulaw, just outside Ellon, told the Times that he had been forced to clean up after rogue motorists on multiple occasions dropping litter, and that the problem was getting out of hand. He has reported the matter to both the council and the police.
He added that, as well as leaving rubbish in the passing places on the road, dumpers had thrown bags of bottles - often broken - into the nearby woods, which he had to pick up.
He told the Times: “I went into the woods and picked up four black bags of bottles today. It really is beyond a joke - if they can muster up the energy to come out here, why not just drive to the recycling centre?
Charles Wolrige-Gordon, who owns the Esslemont Estate, told the Times that fly tipping at the area was a problem and that local police were monitoring the situation.
“There are two really bad spots, at Scots Lea and Plodhill, where there is a problem with fly-tipping. The police have been very helpful, though, and if it can be traced, the tippers get a two thousand pound fine. A lot of it is household waste, but also builders’ waste. These people have an astonishing attitude to the countryside.”