BAGS of clinical waste dumped in an alleyway in Drumchapel have been called “danger” by tired residents because mystery surrounds their origin.
The white plastic bags, which were discovered in Dunkenny Place next to St Laurence’s Church, were filled with dirty gloves and masks as well as used incontinence pads filled with human excrement.
Parishioners quickly alerted Glasgow City Council staff who visited the site earlier this week to carry out a cleanup.
However, a few days later more waste appeared – this time in the form of an adult diaper which was, again, filled with human waste – which was dealt with by council staff.
Parishioners, who helped move the ‘disgusting mess’ around, were left confused as to the origin of the landfill given that there are no facilities requiring this type of material nearby.
However, locals believe items may have been left behind following clean-up strikes earlier this month, which left many trash cans and the hinterland overflowing with trash.
One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “It’s a drawback – dirty towels, masks and gloves are lying around.
“[The strikes] have a lot to answer.
“Some bags were burst and strewn in the alley. The parishioners tried to keep him away from the church.
The region’s city councilor, Paul Carey, urged those fighting against the overflow of trash cans not to throw their rubbish in the streets, calling the move “selfish”.
A council spokesperson said: “Following a report from a local resident, our staff removed an unsanitary item from this place.
“Everyone has a fundamental responsibility to dispose of their waste appropriately at all times.
“If anyone has any information as to who was responsible for the incident at Dunkenny Place, they should contact our Environmental Health team, who can take enforcement action.
“We will continue to monitor this area closely. ”