THE taxpayer is picking up the bill after someone dumped 30 tyres along the coastal path at Inverkeithing. 

Fife Council were made aware of the brazen fly-tipping and the area has been cleared, at a cost.  

Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay Councillor David Barratt said: “It is depressing that some individuals and private businesses consider it acceptable to pollute our environment and have others pick up after them.

"This costs councils across Scotland tens of millions of pounds every year and ultimately means less money is available to spend on other important council services."

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Cllr Barratt said he had previously worked with Tarmac and Inverkeithing Community Council to improve this section of the coastal path.

Dunfermline Press: A Fife Council worker counts the tyres that have been dumped at the Fife Coastal Path in Inverkeithing.A Fife Council worker counts the tyres that have been dumped at the Fife Coastal Path in Inverkeithing. (Image: Fife Council)

Tarmac own the adjacent quarry and funded the purchase of benches and picnic tables, as well as supplying gravel, to improve the look of the area and to promote amenity for walkers.

A statement from the the council's safer communities team said: “Unfortunately, at this stage, it has not been possible to identify those responsible for dumping the tyres, however the fact that they were cut, would suggest they came from a business.

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"The safer communities team will continue to seek any information which would allow them to proactively investigate. We are grateful for the continued support of street cleansing colleagues who removed the tyres.”

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