Bins overflowing with dog mess in play parks

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ANGRY residents have hit out at the council over bins which have been overflowing with dog mess in children’s play parks.

One resident has claimed a bin in a park near Easter Garngaber Road, in Lenzie, was full for four weeks.

And another said he had tried for a week to get the council out to a play area between Watermill Avenue and Farm Park, also in Lenzie.

A resident said: “I have children coming to stay for Easter and I wouldn’t take them near the park.

“I’ve never seen the place as bad.

“The dog mess is piled high, as are the rubbish bins. People are being asked to pick up their dog’s mess, but they can’t put it anywhere.”

Another resident said: “The bin is overflowing and has not been emptied for a couple of weeks. It’s the school holidays and kids are playing in the area. I have two dogs and condemn people for not lifting up after their pets, but the council is leaving these bins overflowing.”

East Dunbartonshire Council told the Herald it had now emptied the bins.

David Devine, head of roads and neighbourhood services, said: “Both parks are monitored regularly and bins emptied on a weekly basis.”

He said the park near Easter Garngaber Road was previously inspected on Wednesday, March 30, and cleared of litter.

But Mr Devine revealed: “Regarding the dog bins, these are normally also serviced on a weekly basis.

“However, last week it seems the dog bins in both parks were missed.

“We will ensure this does not happen again.”

See this week’s Herald, dated Wednesday, April 18, for more on the dog fouling epidemic in Kirkintilloch.