Appeal for information: Suspected illegal dumping of construction & demolition waste in Cosnakie Woods, Pitcairngreen

date20 May 2015

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is appealing for information as part of an investigation into the dumping of construction and demolition waste. A wooden conservatory and other household and garden waste types were deposited on private land at Cosnakie Wood, one mile north of Pitcairngreen.

The waste consisted of a mixture of materials thought to be linked with household renovations & clearances. A brown wood framed conservatory and plastic roof panels, UPVC door, bricks & rubble, plasterboard, foam insulation, chipboard & timber, amongst other materials, were all tipped on the trackway. The third load consisted of lockbloc paving, blue gas bottles, wooden garden fence panels, a bicycle rack, plant pots, cardboard boxes and general waste.

SEPA would like to encourage anyone who might have noticed suspicious activities in the area, or members of the public that recognise the description of the waste, to call SEPA’s Perth Office on 01738 627989 or the Dumb Dumpers Stop Line on 0845 2 30 40 90.

Andrew Simpson, Environment Protection Officer from SEPA said:

“This type of disposal of controlled waste not only looks unsightly but can be hazardous to health and cause environmental damage.

“We would strongly encourage anyone who might have been travelling in the area or noticed anything suspicious, to get in touch, so that we can find those responsible and hopefully curb the dumping of further waste products in the future.

“In particular, we would be interested to hear from members of the public who may have had contractors demolishing or removing their conservatory and removing general waste on their behalf”.