West Carron residents still have landfill concerns

Conditions at West Carron landfill have not improved say residents
Conditions at West Carron landfill have not improved say residents

Residents have reacted angrily to reports that a landfill site has upped its performance.

And they will get a chance to make their views known when a public meeting is held to debate future plans for the facility

An article in last week’s Falkirk Herald revealed that Falkirk Council’s planning committee had been told the site had improved greatly since Central Demolition (Recycling) took over from Oran three years ago.

Officers said that only six complaints had been made about the premises to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency since the start of the year.

But members of the Mungal Farm Residents’ Association reacted furiously to that statement.

One resident said: ‘‘We have ongoing concerns about dust, odour, birds attracted by the rubbish and traffic going onto the site at unsocial hours.

‘‘It seems to be mostly construction waste at them moment, but if they get permission they are looking for they can go for domestic waste contracts.”

Central Demolition (Recycling) is in the process of submitting a major planning application to re-profile landfill levels for West Carron.

A public meeting is scheduled to take place at St Francis Primary School, Merchiston Avenue, on the evening of Thursday, October 22

The resident continued: “We would want the site to close, but then someone would have to come in and pay for it to be cleaned up.

‘‘If it does get planning permission then we would want it to have strict conditions placed on it and enforced.”