‘Dangerous’ fly-tipping in city street causes road blockage

Aberdeen City Council carried out a clean up operation on Overton Road after a large amount of litter blocked a road.

‘Dangerous’ fly-tipping on Overton Road, Aberdeen, causes road blockage Supplied
Aberdeen: Overton Road was blocked due to flytipping.

An act of fly-tipping in Aberdeen has been branded “dangerous” after it blocked a busy road.

Aberdeen City Council carried out a clean-up operation on Monday after a large amount of litter had been dumped in the middle of Overton Road.

A digger cleared up the mess, which included paving slabs, building rubble, black bin bags, and dirt.

The rubbish included paving slabs, building rubble, black bin bags, and dirt.Supplied
The rubbish included paving slabs, building rubble, black bin bags, and dirt.

Aberdeen City Council operational delivery convener councillor Philip Bell said it was one of the most ‘dangerous’ instances of fly-tipping he has seen.

He said: “This is one of the most dangerous instances of fly-tipping we have seen in the area, fly-tipping is very unsightly, causes distress to local residents, and is illegal.

“On top of that, this particular fly-tipping was very hazardous as it was in the middle of a busy road near Aberdeen International Airport.

“The debris must have been taken to this location using a vehicle so we’d remind city residents they can take their household waste to a Household Waste Recycling Centre for free, seven days per week.

“If people are getting work done to their home or garden they should ensure the contractor has a licence to legally dispose of any waste and check where they are taking the material.”

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