Disgust over trash dumped outside Tynes Bay
A large pile of trash dumped outside the Tynes Bay Waste-to-Energy facility over the holiday weekend has angered members of the public.
The waste was removed from the area by yesterday morning, but on social media several people highlighted the pile of dozens of trash bags and hoped that the culprits would be identified.
One Facebook poster complained about the “nasty and lazy” people who had dumped the trash had forced more work on staff at the facility.
Another poster said they were “disgusted” to see the amount of waste that had been left.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works thanked the staff of Tynes Bay, who cleared the dumped trash.
He added: “The public is asked not to dump garbage outside the gate, as this will cause unnecessary delays for those persons dropping off their waste at the designated times.”
Tynes Bay will be open for public drop-off between 9am and noon on Saturday and between 7am and 7pm on Sunday.
The facility will also be open between 9am and noon on January 3, when the New Year’s Day public holiday is observed.
The Ministry of Public Works previously announced that the holiday period would cause a series of changes to the trash collection schedule.
Trash collection scheduled to take place yesterday will instead take place on Friday.
Trash collection scheduled to take place today and tomorrow will instead take place on Sunday.
Next week, trash collection will take place a day later than usually scheduled.
Recycling will be collected in the western side of the island today and in the eastern side tomorrow.
Christmas tree collection is scheduled to take place on January 15 on the western side of the island and on January 22 in the east.