'Eyesore' recycling point closed after misuse
A MORAY recycling point has been closed for good due to its repeated misuse.
Moray Council has announced the permanent closure of Newlands Lane recycling point in Buckie.
The decision comes after numerous complaints surrounding the state of the facility, which has seen increasing amounts of trade waste dumped at the site.
This has meant there is not enough space for householders to dispose of their waste responsibly, resulting in overflowing bins and the site becoming an eyesore for residents.
Local ward member, Councillor Sonya Warren, said: "Businesses are not permitted to use household recycling points and it’s frustrating that misuse by a minority will affect the wider community. However we do not have the resources to constantly clean up after businesses who are dumping their waste at the recycling point illegally.
"In Moray we do offer a robust waste and recycling service for households. In fact, when the recycling point at Newlands Lane was introduced, we didn’t offer a kerbside collection service – so the service we offer has vastly improved since then."
The local authority said households can request extra recycling bins or use alternative recycling centres or points in the area.