Public turned away from Falkirk dump because it was full

The Roughmute recycling centre was full up on Monday
The Roughmute recycling centre was full up on Monday

Members of the public were turned away from a recycling centre because it was full up this week.

Staff at the Roughmute site near Bonnybridge had to turn people away yesterday evening as there was no room for anything except a small number of white goods.

Denny councillor Brian McCabe, who turned up at the site to recycle some waste, said: “I had five bags of timber waste, but was met within the facility by an operative and advised that I couldn’t drop it off.

“He said the facility was full and that he had been instructed to tell everyone that it was completely full, except for room for small, white goods.

“On a personal level this was disappointing, as a councillor I am extremely angry that it has been allowed to get into this situation. Why are all the containers full and unable to be used?”

A spokesman for Falkirk Council said: “An unusually high number of vehicles used the site over the weekend and the high volume of material deposited meant we had to reduce visitors for the last 45 minutes of its operation on Monday evening.

“Customers were asked to return the next day or use the alternative site at Kinneil Kerse.

“Staff worked additional hours to ensure that the skips were clear for normal operations on Tuesday.”