Residents slam landfill operator over litter mess

Colin McBride of Mallusk Community Action Group clearing rubbish from fences and hedges near the Baird's Brae landfill site. INNT22-535CON
Colin McBride of Mallusk Community Action Group clearing rubbish from fences and hedges near the Baird's Brae landfill site. INNT22-535CON

BIFFA Waste has denied claims that it allowed rubbish to blow across roads and fields neighbouring its landfill site in Mallusk for several days before repairing a rip in netting designed to contain wind-blown litter.

The company has confirmed that the strong winds last week did cause one of the nets covering waste at the Baird’s Brae facility to rip, allowing rubbish to be blown from the site onto nearby properties and public roads. However, it has denied suggestions that it was slow to act in repairing the torn netting and in taking steps to clean up the rubbish.

On Friday (May 27), Colin McBride of Mallusk Community Action Group claimed that the net had been “breached several days ago” and that Biffa had “made no effort to repair or patch it.”

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