Calls have been made for more frequent bin collections in the west end of Dundee — because sun-seekers have been so conscientious about disposing of their litter that there is no room left for residents’ waste.
Locals say their communal bins have been left overflowing because the general public have been using the containers during picnics and barbecues at Magdalen Green.
Liberal Demomcrat councillor Fraser Macpherson’s call for additional provision during the heatwave is being considered by neighbourhood services.
Magdalen Yard Road resident Ross McLennan said: “I live in a flat and there is one Euro bin between 16 flats, meaning they get filled up really quickly as it is.
“It has got much worse now that it’s summer, as we get people having barbecues, drinks and picnics on Magdalen Green.
“It seems that the council haven’t had the foresight to put something in place and we now have overflowing bins, with seagulls getting in and scattering rubbish all over the street.
“It’s not a great view for locals and tourists. It’s just a disgrace, really.”
Mr Macpherson said the Eurobins were emptied between two and three times a week, but additional collections may be needed in the summer months.
Neighbourhood services convener Kevin Cordell added: “I know in the past the streetscape team have put additional wheelie bins out into the park during peak times to cope with additional waste and as you may have noticed wheelie bins have been placed along the Esplanade in Broughty Ferry.
“Dundee City Council will look to undertake a similar exercise over the summer period in Magdalen Green.
“I can also confirm the council will look at placing an additional Euro container at each pod location for general waste over the summer period.
“We want people using our outdoor facilities and enjoying the summer and I really commend folk doing the right thing and disposing of their waste but locals should not be inconvenienced in that and should be able to dispose of their waste with no hassle.”