Council pledge on dumped rubbish

Rubbish, including asbestos, dumped at Johnny Marshall's Loan
Rubbish, including asbestos, dumped at Johnny Marshall's Loan

FIFE Council has pledged to remove potentially dangerous rubbish which has been dumped at a popular Kirkcaldy walking area.

And the clean-up operation will have to involve specialists after a quantity of corrugated roofing material was found to contain asbestos.

Following a complaint by a reader, who sent details of the fly tipping between Johnny Marshall’s Loan and Heatherywood, the matter was taken up by Councillor Neil Crooks, who represents the area but was unaware of the dumped rubbish.

Stephen Duffy, a Council transportation and environmental services officer said the rubbish would be removed by the end of this week.

“This is being treated as asbestos which does require extra preparations and precautions; we have trained people to deal with it,” he explained.

Councillor Crooks said: “This was a completely thoughtless act and whoever dumped this rubbish here obviously had no thought for public safety.

“Thanks to swift collaboration with the Press, it is now being dealt with in the correct manner by our environmental officers.”