Fly-tipping has become rife and is creating a blot on the landscape around the Manchester Road area of Swindon due to high tenant turnover, a growing population, cuts to services and ‘rogue’ landlords, it has been claimed.
The local council has received a sharp rise in complaints from residents living in the area in relation to endemic fly-tipping, with piles of waste being left days before collection, owed in part to cuts to the opening times of local waste recycling centres.
A town centre councillor has spoken up for local residents describing the issue as a “major problem”.
Cllr. Bob Wright commented: “The people who live in the area, the majority of them don’t have cars, and the council scheme is based on people driving out to the skip and getting rid of what won’t fit into wheelie bins.
“The lazy ones, or the dirty ones, fly-tip.
“The other real issue in that area is the transition in housing stock. Recently, around 30 per cent of residents were changing house every year.
“Anecdotally, we have been told that rogue landlords are tipping leftover waste into the alleyway. New residents will do it as well, if there is anything leftover in the house.”
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