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Paul Behan

Ayrshire village's community skip under threat after asbestos dumped

An Ayrshire community council group is facing a stiff financial penalty - if its village skip continues to be used for dumping illegal waste.

Ballantrae Community Council has issued a warning to locals who use the community skip - after a quantity of asbestos and tyres were found in the last batch of waste.

Building material asbestos has been banned in the UK since the mid 1980s after a link was discovered between its airborne particles and some cancers.

Strict rules govern its removal from older properties and its safe disposal.

And with tyres, they too must be disposed of at household recycling centres, although some local authorities do charge for the service.

In a statement today Ballantrae Community Council said: “As a Community Council we take responsibility for the community skip provided by South Ayrshire Council.

“We have received a warning letter that the last skip contained items such as tyres and asbestos.

“If this continues we will be fined, the funds we have are limited and are to be used for the good of the community.

“Therefore we have taken the difficult decision that should we receive another warning then we will have no other choice but to cancel the facility.”

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